Kuwait bars flights from four countries including SL
Kuwait Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced on Monday the indefinite suspension of direct commercial flights from Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, except for cargo flights.
The DGCA said in a statement that residents of these countries must spend 14 days in a third country before heading for Kuwait.
The decision has come in line with instructions by the Kuwaiti health authorities, considering the contagion status in such high-hazard countries.
The anti-COVID measure was declared by the Cabinet on Monday.
Kuwait's Ministry of Health recorded 978 new coronavirus infections and seven related deaths in the past 24 hours, surging the
total cases in the country up to 286,064 and deaths to 1,652 respectively.