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Kuwait Bars Unvaccinated Citizens from Travel Abroad

Kuwait Bars Unvaccinated Citizens from Travel Abroad

Monday, 3 May, 2021 - 17:30
A general view of Kuwait. (Reuters)

Kuwaiti citizens who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be able to travel abroad from May 22, the information ministry said on Monday, citing a decision by Kuwait's cabinet.


The ban does not include people in age groups ineligible to receive vaccinations. A previous directive banning the entry of non-Kuwaitis into the Gulf state still stands, the statement said.


New daily COVID-19 cases in Kuwait have risen since the start of the year and are now hovering between 1,300 and 1,500 a day. Kuwait has registered more than 276,500 cases in total.


The country suspended flights from India 10 days ago following a surge in infections there.


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