‘Ban on travelers from Kuwait to Austria stays effective until 30th’

Austrian embassy disclosed there are exceptions during this period for the entry of some categories

  
Passengers sit outside the Kuwait Airways terminal area at the Kuwait International Airport, March 18, 2012.

Passengers sit outside the Kuwait Airways terminal area at the Kuwait International Airport, March 18, 2012.

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KUWAIT CITY: The Austrian Embassy confirmed that the ban on the entry of travelers from Kuwait to Austria remains in effect until June 30, indicating there might be changes at the beginning of July if there are updates in the directives of the Austrian government, reports Al-Qabas daily.

In a special statement to the daily, the embassy disclosed there are exceptions during this period for the entry of some categories as follows: emergency medical cases with only one companion provided they present a certificate from the hospital or physician in Austria that they have an appointment, travel for the purpose of study or research, academic or continuing education, Kuwaiti diplomats, and those with important business.

The embassy called on travelers under these categories to bring their certificate of vaccination, proving that they have completed the two doses of globally approved vaccines.

Those under these categories who recovered from corona must present a certificate proving that six months have passed since they recovered from the infection; in addition to negative PCR test result or an antibody test valid for three months.

Those who have been vaccinated or who have recovered from corona are no longer required to undergo quarantine, but those who have just been tested must self-isolate which will end once their PCR test comes out negative on the fifth day after entry (the day of entry counts as ‘day zero’).

It is necessary for all persons wishing to enter the country to complete an online registration form (pre-travel clearance) before each entry into Austria. This can be filled in 72 hours before entry at the earliest.

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