To control the spread of COVID-19 in Kuwait, the government will be having a travel ban to all unvaccinated Kuwaitis as well as their first-degree relatives and their domestic helpers which will be implemented starting May 22.
This travel ban will only affect those nationals who were not able to get the COVID-19 vaccine, says the Ministry of Health.
This mandate was made following the meeting participated by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Foreign Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Dr. Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohamad Al-Sabah held at Seif Palace.
Young people, however, are not included in this ban as they are yet to be allowed for vaccination. Expatriates are still not allowed to enter Kuwait, as of the moment.
The health minister also stated the latest developments in line with the COVID-19 situation especially with the emergence of India’s mutant strain. Dr. Bassel Al-Sabah also shared the latest developments on the COVID-19 in the country as well as the preventive measures that should be strictly followed to prevent the spread of the new strain found in India. He also mentioned the continuing vaccination campaign, the number of cases as well as the recoveries and deaths.
Expats are also reminded to be extra careful and always abide by the health measures mandated by the government and the health sector.