After a months-long suspension, Kuwait said Thursday that foreigners who have been completely vaccinated against the new coronavirus would be allowed to enter the nation beginning August 1.
The Gulf government stopped non-citizens from entering in February in an effort to minimize the spread of the virus, but has begun to relax some of its Covid-19 restrictions in recent weeks.
Kuwait Gov’t to Allow Vaccinated Travellers Entry Starting August 1
Foreign visitors will need to be fully immunized with one of four vaccinations approved by the Gulf country, according to government spokesman Tareq Al Mizrem: Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson, the Khaleej Times reported.
Passengers must also have a negative PCR test performed 72 hours before flying and another test performed during a seven-day quarantine in the nation, according to Mizrem at a press briefing.
Meanwhile, only fully vaccinated Kuwaiti people would be able to travel overseas beginning August 1, he said, with limited exceptions provided for pregnant women.
Kuwaitis were previously required to receive at least one jab in order to travel.
Mizrem also stated that beginning June 27, Kuwait will restrict entrance to large retail malls, gyms, and restaurants to people who have been completely immunized.
“The government has decided to allow those who have received a (full) Covid-19 vaccine… to enter restaurants and cafes, gyms, salons, shopping malls more than 6,000 square metres,” said Mizrem.
Over 332,000 coronavirus cases have been officially registered in Kuwait.