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Gov’t Indefinitely Extends Ban on Entry for All Non-Residents Due to COVID-19

Kuwait non-residents won’t be allowed entry into the state in the foreseeable future. On Saturday (February 20), Kuwait’s Civil Aviation Authority announced that it was going to extend its entry ban for non-Kuwaiti nationals indefinitely. The move was made as part of the government’s measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Entry Ban for All [...]

Kuwait to Lower Airport Fees for All Passengers

One of the main things every traveler keeps an eye on is the airport fees because this allows them to prepare the right amount of cash for their travel. In light of this, Kuwait authorities recently announced a new set of airport fees for arriving and departing passengers. Soon, Lower Airport Fees for All International [...]

[Breaking] Kuwait Imposes Ban on Expats Aged 60 and Above

More than 70,000 expats are projected to exit Kuwait, as the government imposed a decision to ban residency permits of foreign workers aged 60 and above. The new ruling was implemented starting January 1, as per the Kuwaiti Public Authority. This also covers expats who only finished high school. No More Expats Aged 60 and [...]

PH Ambassador in Kuwait Firmly Maintains Position to Reject Blood Money Negotiation for Slain OFW

The Philippine Embassy in Kuwait has maintained that it will not negotiate with any attempt for blood money for the case of the slain Pinay domestic worker, Jeanelyn Villavende. Villavende became a huge topic in 2019 after news of her murder case circulated social media. The case had also prompted the Philippine government to impose [...]

Kuwait Airways Starts Accepting Reservations for Kuwaitis, Domestic Workers from Banned Countries

The Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) was instructed by the State to accept ticket reservations for Kuwaitis or their first-degree relatives who wish to travel back to the country. In addition to this, domestic workers who are under their sponsorship may also return to Kuwait even if they will be coming from countries that were banned [...]

List of Holidays in Kuwait this 2020

Although Kuwait isn’t known as one of the most popular places to go on a holiday, the Gulf State remains as one of the top work destinations among expats for the many job opportunities the country offers. ALSO READ: Kuwait Labour Law: Working Hours, Leaves & Vacations Much of the year 2020 was spent at home because of [...]

JUSTICE SERVED: Kuwaiti Employer Receives Death Sentence for Murder of Filipina Maid

A death sentence by hanging was pronounced by the Kuwait Criminal Court on December 29 to a woman who was convicted for torturing her Filipino housemaid, Jeanelyn Padernal Villavende, on Dec 28, 2019, which resulted in her death. Meanwhile, the woman’s husband was sentenced to four years in prison for covering up and not reporting [...]

MOH Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Pre-Registration Services; Here’s How to Apply

In an official statement from the website of the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Kuwait government has announced that it has launched a pre-registration service for COVID-19 vaccination in the country. According to health minister Dr. Basil Al-Sabah confirmed that the vaccination will be launched in the country once it has been officially approved by [...]

Filipina Maid Brought to Hospital by Sponsor After Alleged Assault

A Filipino housemaid filed a complaint to the police department after her sponsor allegedly made advances on her when his wife and children were not home. ALSO READ: Increase in Absconding Cases of Domestic Workers Alarms Employers, Kuwait Authorities Although it was not mentioned how long the molestations have been taking place, it was said that [...]

Increase in Absconding Cases of Domestic Workers Alarms Employers, Kuwait Authorities

Kuwait authorities have noted an increase in the number of domestic helpers and drivers fleeing the homes of their employers (sponsors) to work in various fields within the private sector due to the huge amount of work assigned to them throughout the day – especially after the decision to impose partial and total curfew as well the [...]