Gov’t Releases Protocols on Quarantine, Travel, and Entry of Foreign Domestic Workers

According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, returning foreign domestic workers to Kuwait who have not yet been vaccinated would be subject to a 14-day institutional quarantine. They will also be required to submit a negative PCR test, which must be completed within 72 hours of their arrival in Kuwait.

They will be subjected to swab testing at the airport as soon as they arrive and an institutional quarantine in the pre-booked hotel accommodation, which will be shouldered by their sponsor.

Gov’t Releases Protocols On Quarantine, Travel and Entry for Foreign Domestic Workers
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Domestic Helpers Traveling Back to Kuwait for Work Need to Comply with these Protocols

It should be noted that Kuwait just stated that foreigners who are completely vaccinated will be allowed to enter the nation beginning August 1, following a month-long suspension, the Arab Times Online reported.

Kuwait restricted non-citizens from entering the country in February to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These travel restrictions, however, have been relaxed in recent weeks.

In line with this, domestic workers, according to the Domestic Labor Union, are not included in the Cabinet’s decision to enable vaccinated expats to enter Kuwait using vaccines approved in Kuwait.

The clarification stated that domestic workers are not required to have any vaccinations. Earlier today, the Cabinet announced that vaccinated expats with legitimate residency will be able to visit Kuwait beginning August 1st.

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