At a time when the Cabinet’s decision to open travel for all, and to allow citizens, residents, and non-vaccinated visitors to enter the country, comes into force as of today, Sunday, the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation has completed all preparations in this regard.
The DGCA had issued a circular last Thursday restricting entry of the unvaccinated and those who did not complete receiving the required doses to Kuwaitis only, but later issued another circular to include all passengers — residents and visitors — to enter the country after nearly two years of the ban and said they will be treated just like the citizens, reports Al-Qabas daily.
On the ground, the authorities operating at Kuwait International Airport have made the necessary preparations to facilitate the entry of inbound and departure of outbound passengers.
An official source at the airport told Al-Qabas that the movement of commercial flights will witness a noticeable increase during the next month, in line with the gradual openness in the movement of travel, explaining that the increase in movement depends on the requests of operating airlines, especially that these decisions will have good repercussions on the air transport market and sectoral mobilization.
The source indicated that the operating agencies from civil aviation, the interior, health, customs, and ground services companies have become fully prepared to receive arrivals and facilitate departure procedures according to a logistical plan that has been prepared to manage the movement of passengers from the moment they get off the planes until they leave the airport gates in accordance with health requirements.
He stressed that the operating agencies were keen during the past few days to make sure the devices, equipment, and operating systems were in full, and field teams were allocated working around the clock to follow up on the conduct of flights.