Kuwait Extends Residency Permits, Visas of Expats for Three Months

Kuwait has extended the residency permits and visas of all migrants in the country for up to three months, the state news agency has reported.
The country’s interior ministry announced the new resolution that will cover visas and permits due to expire in June.

It comes amid “exceptional circumstances” brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, Kuwaiti authorities said they were monitoring situations in areas still under lockdown to assess the possibility of easing restrictions.
Tareq Al-Mezrem, a government spokesman, said health authorities “are working on controlling the spread of the pandemic in areas under lockdown to bring the infections to acceptable levels.”

He added lifting lockdown measures would depend on “level of spread, rate of infections, intensity and hotspots of the virus.”
While other sectors remain closed, Al-Mezrem said the Council of Ministers has allowed banks to reopen on June 2.

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