Kuwait : Nearly 800 expats allowed to return despite flight ban

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Kuwait has agreed on the return of around 800 expatriates from countries from which flights are banned on health grounds, but they will be placed under institutional quarantine.

The government’s Supreme Committee for Coronavirus Emergency has approved exempting those 800 from the flight ban, but they will be quarantined at their expense or that of their employers, the paper added, citing unidentified sources.

There is another group of 600 expatriates whose return has yet to be approved.

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The exempted categories include doctors, judges and experts in maintenance at the Kuwaiti ministries of oil and electricity.

However, applying institutional quarantine to other expatriates from the banned countries is ruled out.

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