Vaccinated domestic workers infected after traveling abroad will not be allowed to enter Kuwait

Domestic workers who got one dose of Pfizer vaccine must wait for 10 weeks before taking the second dose

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from Kuwait hold their documents as they queue upon their arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) from Kuwait hold their documents as they queue upon their arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

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KUWAIT CITY: Domestic workers, who took one dose of the vaccine against coronavirus and were infected after traveling abroad, will not be allowed to enter the country starting from Aug 1, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources.

Sources disclosed that domestic workers who got one dose of Pfizer vaccine must wait for 10 weeks before taking the second dose, while those who got one dose of Oxford vaccine must wait for 16 weeks before taking the second dose.

Meanwhile government sources confirmed that vaccinated expats returning from 1st Aug from high risk countries will not need to spend 14 days in non high risk countries as it was in the past.

Upon entering expats who have been vaccinated with approved vaccines in Kuwait will need PCR – negative certificate valid for 72 hrs on arrival.

Second PCR will be done during home quarantine period which is for a week, if negative the quarantine period will end.

Expats traveling with children for summer vacation, Cabinet ministers will decide if they need to be exempted or vaccinated.

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