Kuwait Govt made compulsory for 3rd dose for travelling

Kuwait News Today, December 20: The Council of Ministers decided, today, Monday, to consider everyone who has been 9 months since receiving the second deliberate dose in Kuwait of the anti-Coronavirus vaccine, not immunized, unless he receives the booster dose of approved vaccines.

The Council added, during an extraordinary meeting today, that the decision will be implemented as of Sunday, January 2, next.

This, and a source confirmed that in the event that 9 months have passed since the vaccination, the person is considered not fully vaccinated, and therefore he cannot travel, as the travel condition is for the fully vaccinated.

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Here are the Full details:

The Cabinet held an extraordinary meeting this afternoon at Seif Palace headed by the Prime Minister, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled. After the meeting, the Minister of Health, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah stated the following:

At the beginning of its meeting, the Cabinet discussed the developments of the global epidemiological situation due to the accelerating spread of the new mutant of the Corona virus (Omicron) in many countries around the world, and in this regard, the Cabinet heard a detailed explanation given by the Minister of Health, Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah on the latest developments in the health situation in the country, which is witnessing stability, praise be to God. The Council also took note of the existing precautionary efforts and measures to contain this mutation and maintain the stability of the health situation in the country.

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Then the Council of Ministers considered the recommendations received from the Ministerial Committee for Corona Emergencies, and the Council of Ministers decided the following:

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A – In view of the noticeable increase in the number of injured in a number of countries in the world, the Council of Ministers called on all citizens and residents to limit travel to cases of necessity only and to continue cooperation and adherence to health requirements and precautionary measures so that we can all pass this stage with the best results – God willing -.

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b- Assigning field committees and teams to stress the application of health requirements to limit the further spread of the Corona virus and maintain the stability of the health situation in the country.

Second: Regarding the procedures to be followed for those coming to the country:

A- Conducting a PCR test 48 hours before arrival, stating that they are free from infection with the Corona virus.

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B – The home quarantine is applied for a period of 10 days after arriving in the country, with the possibility of ending the quarantine before that in the event that a PCR test is performed after at least 72 hours from the time of arrival, confirming that the virus is free.

C- The decision is effective as of Sunday 26/12/2021.

Third: Regarding the controls and conditions of the vaccinated recipients of the anti-Coronavirus vaccine:

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A- The Council was informed of the decision of the Minister of Health regarding everyone who has been nine months since receiving the completed (second) dose approved by the State of Kuwait of the anti-Coronavirus vaccine as incomplete unless he receives the booster (revitalizing) dose of the approved vaccines.

b- Assigning the concerned authorities to implement what was stated in the decision of the Minister of Health, and every provision that contradicts the provisions of this decision shall be repealed.

C- The decision is effective as of Sunday 2/1/2022.

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