With the Omicron cases receding, the eye is now on the travel restrictions that are expected to be eased. In this context, an informed source at Kuwait International Airport said, a recommendation was recently submitted to the Ministerial Emergency Committee for Corona to cancel the negative PCR test certificate for incoming passengers.
Al-Qabas daily learned from sources explained that the recommendation includes imposing a one-week home quarantine on passengers who have taken the vaccines, arrivals, with the possibility of ending it after conducting a PCR test upon arrival that the person is infection-free, while imposing home quarantine on unvaccinated arrivals between 7 to 10 days, and the quarantine period ending after submitting a negative PCR test on the last day of quarantine period.
The source stated the proposal will be discussed by Corona Emergency Ministerial Committee and results submitted to the Council of Ministers for discussion and approval.
Asked if there is a tendency to cancel the requirement to obtain the third booster dose before traveling, the source stated that this proposal is also presented to the Corona Emergency Committee, but the initial indications confirm that it will not be adopted during the current period.
On the other hand, the source revealed that there has been a gradual increase in travel traffic during the past month, saying that the total arrivals and departures from the beginning of January to February 5 was about 780,000 passengers, including 400,000 arrivals and 380,000 departures.