Kuwait News, March 21: After a widespread wave of popular discontent – the parliamentary decision over the delay of the government’s decision to cancel the institutional quarantine of immunized travelers, government sources revealed that “a detailed report recently prepared by the health authorities in this regard, and the Council of Ministers will study the decision during its next session.” Al-Qabas sources reported a government move to cancel or reduce the institutional quarantine for travelers who received two doses of anti-Corona vaccines.
In Parliament, the demands expanded on the necessity of easing travel restrictions, exempting those vaccinated from institutional quarantine, approving the “Corona passport” and granting facilities and benefits to citizens who completed the “preventive course.”
Moreover, while neighboring countries exempt vaccinated travelers from institutional quarantine, Kuwait was long overdue in this step, without justification.
While the number of vaccinators in Kuwait rose to 462,000, the institutional quarantine of the vaccinators became ineffective.
Observers described government agencies’ actions as exaggerated, with regard to closing activities, restricting travel, and forcing vaccinated citizens into institutional quarantine.
On the ground, an official source at Kuwait International Airport drew a pre-emptive step on the “Kuwait Traveler” platform by placing an electronic link with vaccination certificates, in preparation for any possible government decision.