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Kuwait to Close Land, Sea Border Crossings from Wednesday

Kuwait to Close Land, Sea Border Crossings from Wednesday

Monday, 22 February, 2021 - 17:30
An aerial view shows Kuwait City after the country entered virtual lockdown, following the outbreak of coronavirus, in Kuwait City, Kuwait March 16, 2020. (Reuters)

Kuwait will close its land and sea border crossings, with the exception of shipping operations and workers in the neutral zone, from Wednesday until March 30, the cabinet said on Monday on Twitter.

Citizens and domestic workers accompanying them are allowed to return through land and sea ports, as are citizens’ first-degree relatives, the cabinet added.

Last week, the Civil Aviation Authority announced it was extending an entry ban for non-Kuwaiti citizens until further notice as part of coronavirus restriction measures.

Citizens are still allowed to enter but they must spend a week in quarantine at a hotel and another week at home.

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