The Director of Operations Department at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Mansour Al Hashemi noted that 203,967 passengers left Kuwait between March 16 and July 31, 2020, reports Al-Seyassah daily. He added that the procedures at the airport are in accordance with the official health requirements and controls of which the passengers must adhere to.

Al-Hashemi added that 4,271 passengers entered or left the country in the last two days after flights resumed as of August 1, after a long break of five months due to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. The flight schedule is under constant review and is being updated around the clock, as the developments unfold in the coming days.

Hashemi said the Kuwait Airport operates under the directives of the Council of Ministers since operation resumed. On deciding the infection standards of the country, Al-Hashemi noted that it is the responsibility of the World Health Organization committee to define the infection standards of the country in coordination with the local Ministry of Health. This committee evaluates and studies the situation using health indicators, and there are specific guidelines that have been established for passengers departing from Kuwait.

For arriving passengers, he continued that it is a necessity to register in the Shlonik application before boarding the plane, and obtain an accredited health certificate (PCR) that proves negative coronavirus test with a validity period of 72 hours from the date of examination. In addition, all passengers must adhere to home quarantine for 14 days.