Kuwait Health Ministry confirmed that people arriving from 7 countries will have to undergo compulsory home quarantine for several days.
According to the Health Ministry, people coming from countries including Bangladesh, India, Egypt, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Syria, and the Philippines, must undergo a compulsory health quarantine for two weeks starting from the date of the departure.
It can be recalled that the Kuwaiti Cabinet has banned the said countries and flights were prevented for about one week to curb the spread of COVID-19 which is fast spreading in different parts of the world.
The circular number 27 states that the temporary suspension of flights will end at midnight on March 13. It is also added that only Kuwaiti citizens, as well as their first-degree relatives, can enter Kuwait. But first, they have to undergo standard medical procedures and prove their relationship with the Kuwaiti national.
As for domestic helpers, they will only be allowed unless they enter the country together with their employers, exactly with the same flight.
Furthermore, citizens from banned countries who would like to enter Kuwait need to spend 14 days quarantine period in a country that is yet to be infected by the virus.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC), meanwhile, said that employees who are placed under any form of quarantine must not be allowed to resume their work.
The statement was made by CSC through Twitter, noting that everyone must follow the standard health measure and compulsory quarantine declared by the Health Ministry of Kuwait.
As for the payment of the salary, it will continue as usual to all non-Kuwaiti and Kuwaiti nationals. Their absence from work will also not affect their status of employment.