Kuwait reopens to commercial travel but bans flights from 31 ‘high risk’ countries – The National

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Flights from India, Iran and Pakistan are currently suspended

Travellers arrive at Kuwait international Airport on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Commercial flights resumed at Kuwait International Airport today after five months of shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. AFP 

Kuwait has reopened to international travel, but has banned flights from 31 countries deemed “high risk”.

The country started receiving commercial flights on Saturday after five months of suspensions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended commercial flights from “high alert countries” with a high number of Covid-19 cases.

The list includes: Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Bangladesh, Philippines, China, Nepal, Brazil, Colombia, Armenia, Syria, Spain, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Indonesia, Chile, Hong Kong, Italy, North Macedonia, Moldova, Panama, Peru, Serbia, Montenegro, Dominican Republic and Kosovo.

Restrictions for travelling to Kuwait

The country has also put strict regulations in place for airlines and travellers.

Flights travelling into the country can operate at a...