returning trips to banned countries
returning trips to banned countries

The meeting of Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah with Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways has ended. To discuss the two companies' plan and their proposals to return direct flights from the 34 banned countries, and reduce the quarantine period to a week.

 
The minister recommended the formation of a technical committee that includes the ministries of health and the interior, the civil aviation administration, airlines and medical examination laboratories, to put in place an electronic link between them, to facilitate knowledge of all the health details of passengers and the results of the PCR examinations. The minister promised - according to the sources - to study the proposals of the two companies, and in the event that final approvals are issued to implement its plan, it will target residents returning to the country who hold valid residency as part of offers and "packages" presented to the traveler, including tickets and PCR checks.
 
The sources indicated that the committee will meet early next week with the concerned authorities, to reach an agreement on the linking mechanism, in preparation for submitting it to Minister Al-Sabah for study and approval, and in the event that recommendations are approved, they will be submitted to the Higher Ministerial Committee for Corona Emergencies for study and approval.
 
She expected the procedures to take two weeks, indicating that the majority of government and private agencies are ready and have the ability to connect automatically. In context,
 
Health sources confirmed that the quarantine period (two weeks) remains the same, according to the recommendations of international organizations and scientific institutions, and a proposal to reduce it to a week will be studied by a specialized committee. She stated that no application is accepted until after studying it from all scientific criteria, indicating that the country went through a phase that did not record a single death, and after allowing entry to 40,000 countries, the majority of which were infected, the cases increased dramatically.