Kuwait: Children below six exempt from PCR tests upon arrival

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Passengers arriving at Kuwait International Airport who are under the age of 6 years are exempted from the PCR examination for COVID-19, said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), based on updates from the health authorities.

DGCA earlier announced that expats from 32 countries were not allowed to enter Kuwait whether flying directly or via transit from other countries. DGCA said the expats would be allowed to fly to Kuwait if they stayed in other countries for at least 14 days.

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After 14 days, they must conduct a PCR test for (COVID-19) virus and provide an approval certificate proving a negative result for the coronavirus infection, the DGCA added in a press statement.

It noted that the validity of such a certificate should not exceed 96 hours between the test date and arriving date to Kuwait.

The list of those countries banned from entering Kuwait includes AfghanistanIndia, Iran, China, Brazil, Columbia, Armenia, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Syria, Spain, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Iraq, Mexico, Indonesia, Chile, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Italy, North Macedonia, Moldova, Panama, Peru, Serbia, Montenegro, Dominican Republic and Kosovo.

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