Kuwait gives green light for return of domestic workers

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On Tuesday, Kuwait’s Cabinet of Ministers approved the return of domestic workers stuck abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Al Anba reported.

The government has given permission to the Corona Emergency Committee, headed by the Minister of Interior, to prepare a report on the return policy.

A source told Al Anba the Minister of Health, Dr Basel Al Sabah, will take part in the health committee meeting to review and prepare the proposal.

In addition, the committee will work on finalising the procedures and requirements for the return of domestic workers to ensure the safety of all. As for residency permits, the source said only those with valid permits or whose sponsors renewed their permits online will be able to enter the country.

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For almost nine months now, Kuwait has put a ban on recruiting domestic workers from 25 countries, 23 of which are African and the other two are Indonesia and Bhutan.

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