Kuwait Suspends Flights From Major Expat Destinations

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Kuwait suspended all flights to and from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, and Sri Lanka for a week starting on Saturday, Kuwait’s civil aviation directorate said in a tweet.

The measures will take effect immediately and will last “until one week.”

Kuwait said it was also banning the arrival of all expats who had been to the 7 countries in the last two weeks as a preventive measure against COVID-19, the disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus.

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Kuwaiti citizens coming from these 7 countries will be allowed to enter and will be subject to necessary quarantine procedures by health authorities, the Kuwaiti government said.

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