The Director General of the Directorate of Civil Aviation, Yousef Al Fawzan, requested that the Ministry of Health reduce the quarantine period of travellers arriving to Kuwait to 7 days from 14 days.
The letter, addressed to the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, proposed that the quarantine period be reduced, while the health requirements, especially providing a PCR certificate prior to departure, remain in place.
If the proposal is to be approved, this could be a positive economic outcome for the travel industry and will revive airlines as people will have more of an incentive to travel.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Director General for Airport Affairs, Saleh Al Fadaghi, revealed to Al Qabas that once a COVID-19 vaccine is available in the country, all travel restrictions will be lifted and the airport will resume to a 100 per cent capacity.
Currently, the Kuwait International Airport is operating at a 30 per cent capacity.