Ban on expats entering Kuwait to be removed

Expatriate academic staff of private colleges and other academic institutions may be exempted

  
A Kuwaiti passenger holding his luggage walks by the police and civil aviation personnel upon his arrival from Amman at Kuwait Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kuwait City, Kuwait April 21, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A Kuwaiti passenger holding his luggage walks by the police and civil aviation personnel upon his arrival from Amman at Kuwait Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kuwait City, Kuwait April 21, 2020. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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KUWAIT CITY: The Corona Emergencies Ministerial Committee is looking into the possibility of exempting the expatriate academic staff of private colleges and other academic institutions from the decision to ban expatriates from entering the country like their counterparts at Kuwait University, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting reliable sources.

Sources revealed the Council of Ministers referred the issue to the committee recently due to the high probability of the resumption of traditional classes in the next academic year, depending on the approval of health authorities.

Sources said the Private Universities Council, as well as the private colleges and private universities, sent a letter to the Ministry of Higher Education requesting for the exemption of faculty members from the abovementioned decision.

Sources added the General Secretariat of the Private Universities Council had earlier informed the private universities and colleges that they can submit a request to the committee regarding the issuance of entry visas for their faculty members who are currently outside the country.

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