Kuwait will resume direct commercial flights with India and Egypt, among other countries, while adhering to the COVID-19 measures set by a ministerial committee, the Gulf country’s civil aviation authority said on Monday. The decision also includes resuming flights with Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
The decision to resume flights was first announced last month but without giving a time frame for implementation.
Kuwait had suspended commercial flights from several countries including India on the advice of health authorities amid covid surge. All passengers arriving from India either directly or via another country will be banned from entering unless they have spent at least 14 days out of India, Kuwait’s directorate general of civil aviation had said in April.
Earlier this month, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) lifted the ban on the entry of passengers from India and five other countries from 5 August.
While restrictions on passengers still remain who are traveling from India to UAE are still in place, those Indians who have a valid residency permit and are fully vaccinated, at least 14 days prior to the travel are included in the exempted category.
The passengers will need to apply for online entry permits prior to traveling and would need to present a negative PCR test taken 48 hours prior to departure.