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Kuwait Covid-19 Updates

15th July: Beaches Open

The Ministry of Interior have announced that we may enjoy the beaches, and that the police presence that is witnessed is to monitor for indecent behaviour, disturbing the peace and violations of health requirements especially in regards to prohibited gatherings (source: Kuwait Times).


5th July: PCR Update

Kuwaitis and expats returning back to Kuwait are required to obtain a health certificate from health centers accredited by Kuwait embassies abroad 4 days prior to their departure. It is not necessary to contact Kuwait consulates or Embassy to obtain any documents in order to avoid crowding at the embassies abroad. The sources stated that the “Sholnik” app is available for citizens and expatriates returning from abroad and installing this app is a must rule which is set by Ministry of Health. The sources stated that an accredited health laboratory will be allocated under the management of the Ministry of Health at Kuwait Airport, in order for the departures to obtain a health certificate issued by the laboratories of the Ministry of Health to be certified free from Corona, and to provide health certificates for departures, which is the responsibility of the ground services companies at Kuwait International Airport. (Source: Arab Times)


4th July: Collecting your Civil ID updates

Want to know more about collecting your civil ID, and other services available at PACI? Then click [here] to learn more.


2nd July: Kuwait Civil Aviation Health Measures for Arrivals to Kuwait International Airport

  • Obtain an accredited health certificate (PCR) proving the negative incidence of Covid 19.
  • The necessity of registering on the (Schlnick) platform before boarding.
  • Signing a commitment to abide to the Ministry of Health instructions, whether for home or institutional quarantine.
  • Measuring the temperature of all passengers before boarding and upon arrival.
  • Perform a random passenger (PCR) check on arrival, 10% of each flight.
  • Adhere to health requirements in terms of wearing masks and gloves, using sterilizers and adherence to physical distance (Souce Twitter @kuwait_DGCA)


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2nd July: End of lockdown in Mahboula & Jleeb Al-Shoyoukh

Kuwait’s cabinet, in its meeting Thursday 2nd July, instructed the Interior
Ministry to lift the novel coronavirus-related full isolation of Mahboula and Jleeb Al Shuyoukh areas starting from 05:00 a.m. Thursday, July 9. (Source KUNA)


1st July: Do you need to renew your residency/have paperwork at PACI to file?

Then you need to make an appointment

The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) announced that it will welcome public at its premises as of Sunday 5th July from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.
The PACI, however, said it will be open for collection of new civil IDs till 05:00 pm.
Visitors will have to book an appointment at the PACI website, it stressed, noting that the booking will be available on Saturdays only and for a specific number to avoid overcrowding at PACI buildings.
This comes within the precautionary measures to confront the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) approved by responsible authorities in the second phase of the gradual return to normal life in the country, and to ensure abidance by social distancing rules, it concluded. (Source KUNA)


30th June: Phase 2 of gradual return to life

Effective Tuesday, June 30, the Government of Kuwait will transition from Phase One to Phase Two of Kuwait’s five-phased reopening plan.

During Phase Two, a 9-hour curfew is in effect from 8:00pm until 5:00am.  While each phase is expected to last for three weeks, the Government of Kuwait has indicated that phases may last shorter or longer depending on local health conditions.

A complete lockdown continues to be imposed on several neighborhoods until further notice: Farwaniya (except for areas between Streets 60, 120, 502, and 129), Mahboula, and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh.  Residents of these areas may leave their houses during the non-curfew hours but will not be able to leave their neighborhoods.

In Phase Two, all Phase One activities will continue to be permitted in addition to the re-opening of government offices and private businesses with no more than 30 percent staff.  The banking, financial, and construction sectors, retail stores, shopping malls, and public parks are also set to reopen in Phase Two.  Services at restaurants and cafes will be limited to drive-through and takeout only.

As a reminder, mosques, industrial activities, general services, including maintenance and laundry, home delivery services, drive-through and delivery services at restaurants and cafes, grocery stores, cooperative societies, company transport vehicles, gas stations, auto repair shops, and private hospitals and medical clinics have reopened during Phase One. (Source US Embassy, Kuwait)

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