Kuwait City: Kuwait's General Administration of Civil Aviation has classified 33 new countries as "high-risk".
The new measures came into effect at the Kuwait International Airport yesterday, based on the instructions of the health authorities to curb the spread of the coronavirus, with local Al-Rai confirming that civil aviation has classified the countries as "high-risk" instead of "prohibited."
Sources told Al-Rai that the list of high-risk countries is expanding to more than 60, after adding about 33 new countries to the previous 35.
The 33 countries that the health authorities requested to add are: South Africa - Portugal - Angola Botswana - the Democratic Republic of the Congo - Cape Verde - Eswatini Lesotho - Malawi - Zimbabwe - Turkey - Japan - Mauritius - Seychelles - Bolivia - Mozambique - Namibia - Tanzania - Zambia - Suriname - Sweden - Ireland - Switzerland Venezuela - Paraguay - Ecuador - Guyana - French Guiana - Uruguay, Trinidad and Tobago - the United Arab Emirates - Germany - the United States of America.
The previous list of countries include: India - Iran - China - Brazil - Colombia - Armenia - Bangladesh - the Philippines - Syria - Spain - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sri Lanka - Nepal - Iraq - Mexico - Indonesia - Chile - Pakistan - Egypt - Lebanon - Hong Kong - Italy - North Macedonia - Moldova - Panama - Peru - Serbia - Montenegro and Dominicans - Kosovo - Afghanistan - Argentina - France - Yemen - Britain.
A press release by the Civil Aviation informed that all passengers arriving via direct flights from high-risk countries will be required to enter institutional quarantine in a local hotel for a period of 14 days at their own expense, while passengers from other countries will be required to quarantine in a local hotel for a period of seven days and a further seven days in home quarantine.