Saturday 08 August 2020
News ID: 81265
Publish Date: 01 August 2020 - 21:58
KUWAIT CITY (Dispatches) – Kuwait has banned until further notice commercial flights to 31 countries it says that it regards as high risk due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said on Saturday. The countries include India, Pakistan, Egypt, the Philippines, Lebanon and Sri Lanka, which all have large numbers of expatriates in Kuwait. The list also includes China, Brazil, Mexico, Italy and Iraq. The ban was announced the same day Kuwait began a partial resumption of commercial flights. The authorities have said Kuwait International Airport would run at about 30% capacity from Saturday, gradually increasing in coming months.

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