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Saudi Arabia to lift the travel ban, resume all international flights from March 31

Saudi Arabia has announced it will lift the temporary travel ban and resume all international flights, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday citing a statement from the Ministry of Interior. The move, which will come into force on March 31, 2021, includes the following measures: 1. Citizens will be allowed to travel outside the Kingdom and come back. 2. The temporary ban on international flights will be lifted. 3. All air, sea, and land borders will reopen.

USA -YouTube, Twitter and Facebook clamped down on one of President Donald Trump’s posts Wednesday after he called for rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol to “go home” but repeated the baseless allegations of a rigged election that drew scores of his supporters to Washington. Trump posted a 62-second video on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook Wednesday afternoon, in which repeated his baseless claims that the presidential election had been “stolen.” YouTube removed the video in line with its policy barring claims challenging election results. Twitter said Trump’s messages were violations of the platform’s rules on civic integrity and that any future violations “will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump account.” The messaging platform said Trump...

Kuwait Three new Oil discoveries announced in Kuwait

Kuwait Three new oil discoveries announced in Kuwait Kuwaiti Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water Dr. Mohammad Al-Faris today announced the discovery of two new oil fields for the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) in different regions of the country, in addition to the discovery of the extension for the northern part of the Great Burgan field within the framework of the development operations

Kuwait MOI extended deadline for residence violators to amend their status

MOI To extend the deadline for residence violators who wish to amend their status. The deadline was till 31st Dec 2020, now it has been extended to the end of January 2021 to give another opportunity to residency violators to amend their status. Residence violators who have not amended their status will be subjected to penalties. The violators will be deported and will not be allowed to return.

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As part of Republic Day celebrations, Thematic Library of the Embassy of India Kuwait is organizing a Daily Online Quiz on weekdays from January 3 – 25, 2021. The quiz will be on a wide range of topics covering the Constitution of India, Rivers of India, Festivals of India, Islands of India, and the States of India. The questions in google form format will be released before noon each day on social media handles of the Embassy and responses received on the next day before noon will be included in the competition. All Indian nationals and friends of India in Kuwait are invited to participate. Winners will be felicitated and prizes are given at an event to be held at the Embassy at a later date in 2021. Let’s get ready to celebrate the Republic Day of India virtually.

Airport re-open from Jan 2, 2021. Direct entry ban for 35 countries to continue.

MOH will follow the same previous steps in entering those coming into the country after lifting the closure of the the airport on January 2, which is that those coming from the 35 banned countries need to be quarantined for two weeks in any non-banned country and provide a PCR certificate. The ban on direct entry from 35 countries will be continued The sources told that vaccination is currently not a condition for entry into the country for arriving passengers. Meanwhile, the Minister of Health denies the discovery of the mutated Coronavirus in Kuwait.

Kuwait MOH: Ban on 34 countries remains in effect; quarantine is 14 days – Stick to health rules

KUWAIT Nov 4: The Ministry of Health has not recommended any amendment to the quarantine period for travellers entering the country – the quarantine period is still 14 days, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources from the health sector. Sources said that the list of countries whose nationals are banned from entering the country remains in effect and no amendment has been done so far. Sources clarified no decision has been taken in terms of the proposals regarding the list of banned countries and the quarantine period, indicating the health authorities are still studying these proposals. Speaking to the daily, health sector officials affirmed that the ministry is closely monitoring developments in the epidemiological situation of the virus locally and internationally. The ministry is coordi...

Third Open House Session at Indian Embassy to focus on Indian Engineers in Kuwait

The next Open House meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 02, 2020. Open Houses will continue to be held every Wednesday at 3:30 P.M. at the Embassy premises. Ambassador/Deputy Chief of Mission/Heads of Community Welfare, Consular and Labour Wings and other concerned officers of the Mission will be present at the Open House meetings. These open house sessions will be in addition to the daily open house meetings currently being held by the Consular officer. The Focus of this upcoming Open House will be “Indian Engineers in Kuwait”. The Open House sessions will be held in complete adherence to all the COVID-19 related health and safety guidelines, including on social distancing, set by the concerned authorities of the State of Kuwait. In view of the prevailing situation due to COVID-1...

Visa expiry extended till November 30th for those inside Kuwait

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh, today, Wednesday, issued a ministerial decision No. “59/2020” to provide a 3-month automatic extension of the residence and visit visa, which will expire at the end of this August. The extension will be from September, 1st and will expire on November 30th. This decision applies to all stranded residents who are inside Kuwait only. Expatriates, who are inside Kuwait with an expired residency, or those in all kinds of visa, which is expired can benefit from this. Authorities call on all sponsors and employers to amend the conditions of their sponsored expats, and complete the renewal of residencies at the earliest. This can be done either through the online system or from the depa...

Kuwait MoE approves remote learning for all stages in coming semester

Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Saud Al-Harbi on Tuesday approved a decision to leverage the remote learning system across all educational .stages in the coming semester The decision allies to all public and private-run main schools, and religious and thematic schools, according to a press release from the Ministry. It is subject to revision in November in the light of the public health conditions, the statement added. KUNA

97,612 Expats Above 60 Yrs Of Age Will Not Be Able To Renew Their Residence

Statistics issued by the Public Authority for Civil Information show there are 97,612 expatiates who have reached the age of 60 and above and renewal of their residence as of permits will not be possible because they hold only higher secondary certificates, lower education or no education at all, reports Al-Seyassah daily. This coincides with the law which is expected to be enforced from Jan 1, 2021. The statistics also show there are 15,502 expatriate who are 60 years and above have university degrees. It also shows the total number of bedoun who hold Diploma Certificate is 99,720 and those holding higher secondary certificate are 279,045 person.

WHO: Kids aged 5 and under should not wear face masks

WHO clarifies mask guidance for children, citing psycho-social and developmental reasons