January 6, 2022 finance & economytourism

Smooth flow of passengers at KIA despite new Cabinet decisions

With the Kuwait International Airport enforcing the new Cabinet decisions regarding obliging all inbound passengers to bring a PCR test certificate – the test done no earlier than 72 hours before arriving to ensure they are free of the Corona virus, the Airport witnessed more strict preventive measures to prevent the spread of infection.

Yesterday, the airport handled 230 flights — 117 inbound and 113 outbound — amid assurances from sources at the airport and airlines that flights will increase significantly in the coming days in the midst of Omicron cases rising in many countries including in Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily.

An airport official considered the Cabinet’s decision to extend the validity of the PCR certificate from 48 hours to 72 hours is to facilitate passengers arriving from distant destinations, as well as for the benefit of ‘transit’ passengers, as the previous decision hindered the arrival of many due to the short period of obtaining the test certificate, especially some travelers complained about their inability to fulfill the requirement to bring a PCR examination certificate whose validity does not exceed 48 hours, especially those arriving from America, Canada and Australia.

The movement of passengers at the Kuwait International Airport yesterday proceeded normally and smoothly without any obstacles when it comes to implementing the decisions of the Council of Ministers.

The airport received flights from India, Egypt, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, London and Turkey, and the flight schedules did not witness any change or cancellation to and from some destinations.


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