Kuwait to resume direct flights to 12 destinations, opens land and sea borders for vaccinated citizens
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Kuwait to resume direct flights to 12 destinations, opens land and sea borders for vaccinated citizens

Kuwait to resume direct flights to 12 destinations, opens land and sea borders for vaccinated citizens

Flights to several European destinations as well as the US will resume from July 1

Kuwait will allow the resumption of direct flights to several additional destinations starting on Thursday, July 1, the Kuwaiti Cabinet announced on Monday.

Direct flights will now be available to Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UK, Spain, the US, Holland, Italy, Austria, France, Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Greece and Switzerland.

The decision will be effective as of July 1 (Thursday), the Government Communication Center said on Twitter. It also confirmed that “any rule that contradicts with this decision is no longer valid.”

Kuwait had announced earlier this month that it would be restarting direct commercial flights to the UK following suspension of the route on January 6 due to concerns about the spread of a new strain of Covid-19.

Read: Kuwait resumes flights to the UK following suspension in Jan

Meanwhile the Kuwaiti cabinet also announced on Monday that vaccinated citizens will be able to travel through its land and sea borders starting from Tuesday, June 29.

Citizens, their first-degree relatives and domestic helpers who have received at least one dose of a Kuwaiti-recognised Covid-19 vaccine will be allowed to cross through the land and maritime ports, the Government Communication Center said on Twitter.

The vaccines recognised by Kuwait include Pfizer-BionTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

It also announced that Kuwait will reopen its land and sea borders to fully vaccinated individuals (from the approved list) from August 1.

Kuwait has been gradually opening up its borders in recent months.

Earlier this month, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) confirmed that non-Kuwaitis will be allowed to fly into the country from August 1, provided that they receive two doses of the vaccine approved by Kuwait, and hold a negative PCR test result conducted not more than 72 hours before arrival.

It also said that citizens who are not fully vaccinated are not allowed to travel outside the country.

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