Kuwait allows return of around 10,000 domestic workers

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After the Cabinet of Ministers allowed for the return of domestic workers, the concerned authorities in Kuwait are preparing for the arrival of around 10,000 domestic workers, Al Rai reported.

Only those with valid residency permits will be allowed to return to Kuwait.

A source told Al Rai that the majority of the domestic workers that are looking to return to Kuwait are from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, all of which are countries that are on the ban list.

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According to the source, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been coordinating with Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways and have finalized the preparations needed for those looking to return to Kuwait.

Those returning from abroad will have to follow several procedures, one of which is institutional quarantine (most likely at a hotel) for duration between seven to 10 days, the source added.


On Thursday, the Ministerial Committee for the COVID-19 emergencies tasked the DGCA to provide them with a comprehensive plan and timetable within a week. In addition, the Ministry of Health will be presenting the DGCA with all the required health requirements and regulations that passengers will need to adhere to.

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