Stranded expats in transit countries are running out of options –

Stranded expats in transit countries are running out of options –


KUWAIT CITY, February 21: Stranded expats in transit countries who were on their way to Kuwait have landed between the devil and the deep blue sea. They cannot return to their country or come to Kuwait. You face an increase in daily expenses and you also need to save money on the institutional quarantine in Kuwait.

Sources said more than 3,000 expats were stranded in the United Arab Emirates alone on their way back to Kuwait. Some of them had extended their stay in the past two months following successive decisions by the Kuwaiti authorities regarding the entry of expats into Kuwait.

Many of their visas have expired, but the authorities in Dubai have extended their visas until March 31 from a humanitarian perspective. But those who entered via Sharjah had to pay for their visa renewal costs while waiting for Kuwait to open its airports to expats.


Some of the expats in transit countries already changed their minds when they returned to Kuwait as expatriate immigration has been constantly changing and suspended, reports Al Rai. Stranded expats have been preparing to return to their own countries in hopes of being able to return in the near future.

Some expats were satisfied with the DGCA circulars about booking an institutional quarantine, paid for the PCR test, but the suspension of entry until further notice was shocking as they saw the money they received through the quarantine and pcr- platform. Tests had paid for, couldn’t get back. You are now between hammer and anvil and have to expect daily expenses in the transit country. They hope to be able to return to Kuwait.


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