As preparations are made to implement the Cabinet Ministers’ decision to allow entry of vaccinated expats into Kuwait with vaccines approved in Kuwait beginning August 1st, government sources have stated that entry will be permitted for expats who have received an unapproved vaccine and those who have received one dose.
According to Al Qabas, the Cabinet has specified approved vaccines, which are Pfizer, Oxford, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. Those who have not been vaccinated with two doses of the first three vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson will be denied entry into Kuwait, but Kuwaiti nationals will be allowed in.
Expats with Single-Dose Vaccination Banned from Entering Kuwait
Expats who have only received one of the approved doses and have traveled abroad will be denied entry into Kuwait unless they receive a second dose of approved vaccine, the Arab Times Online reported.
Meanwhile, expat children under the age of 15 who are not vaccinated and are leaving Kuwait before August 1st must make necessary arrangements before traveling. Those between the ages of 12 and 15 will be denied entry to Kuwait unless they are vaccinated with an approved vaccine. The question of whether children should be vaccinated or not is being researched; it is possible that they will be excluded from this decision.
In other news, Kuwait’s Oil Minister Mohammad Abdulatif al-Fares on June 30 expressed optimism about global oil demand as economies recover from the pandemic’s impact.
In a statement published by the state-run Kuwait News Agency ahead of a meeting of top global oil producers, al-Fares said: “The expansion of coronavirus vaccine rollouts is contributing to strengthening expectations of economic growth in major and emerging economies, bolstering the global demand for crude,” the minister said.