Kuwait City, Feb 28: The upcoming meeting of the Health Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council will witness the possibility of activating the health passport or the health certificate with immunity to facilitate the movement of citizens between the countries of the Council, as well as discussing the possibility of linking the approved Gulf applications with each other related to the results of swabs and receiving the vaccine.
Informed sources confirmed to Al-Anbaa that the council is currently studying the genetic sequence of the Covid-19 virus in the Gulf countries. The council also requires that a PCR examination be done before entry or upon arrival in the Gulf countries, provided that the certificate is standardized with applications for each country to ensure the validity of the examination data. The validity of the examination certificate is 72 hours, while the citizens of the Council continue to enter with a passport and not a civil ID.
The sources pointed out that the treatment of Gulf citizens free of charge in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council in the event of a diagnosis of Covid-19 disease in any of the Gulf countries.
She stated that there is an emphasis on the application of precautionary measures in the GCC countries from quarantine to arrivals and isolation for the infected, as well as the exchange of information in the Gulf regarding new strains and the precautionary measures that are applied in each country and the effectiveness of the PCR tests to detect mutated viruses.
The sources indicated that the ministries of health in the Gulf countries are sharing information about new vaccines and the effectiveness of vaccines used with different ages, mutations and side effects that are monitored.