Only Kuwaiti citizens who have received a Covid-19 stroke will be able to travel abroad, while the unvaccinated will have to stay at home, the cabinet of the Gulf State government has established.
The restrictions will take effect on May 22 and will not affect people of age groups who are not eligible to receive coronavirus injections, the country’s information ministry said Monday.
Kuwait, which has a population of over 4.4 million, has so far administered more than 1.1 million doses of the vaccines, according to data from the World Health Organization. Two shots – those made by Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca – have been registered for use by the oil-rich country.
The previous entry ban for non-Kuwaiti citizens remained in effect, as did the order issued in April to suspend all flights from India due to increased infections.
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Kuwait itself saw an increase in daily coronavirus cases earlier this year, with between 1,300 and 1,500 people infected each day.
Since the start of the pandemic, 276,500 people in the country have tested positive for Covid-19. The country has recorded nearly 1,600 deaths related to the virus.
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