Kuwait

Panel approves law to reduce expatriates. Domestic workers and Mega projects exempted

National Assembly panel passed a draft law to reduce the number of expatriates in the country over the next five years, but did not impose specific caps or percentages. Head of the human resources development committee MP Khalil Al-Saleh said the panel framed the bill after studying eight proposals. The law will be sent to the Assembly for debate. The draft law gives the government six months to determine the number of expatriates needed by the country and stipulates that a certain percentage of expatriates will be determined with regards to the number of citizens. It also stipulates setting specific percentages of various expatriates communities. The bill excludes a number of categories from the cap on expatriates .This include Gulf citizens, domestic helpers, judges, diplomatic corps, av...

Kuwait Airport to be fully operational when COVID vaccine available

Sep 20: The Executive Committee for the restarting of Commercial Flights decided to exempt the aircraft and technical crews from the 14-day home quarantine period, as per the procedures by the Ministry of Health to examine them continuously during specific periods. This was as per what was stated by the Deputy Director General for Kuwait Airport Affairs, Saleh Al-Fadaghi, as currently all arrivals there have been no new procedures about reducing home quarantine or allowing them to be institutionalized. Al-Fadaghi stated, said in his statement that the committee  has decided to restart service in restaurants and cafes to the public in accordance with health and preventive requirements, and to open prayer rooms to perform prayers only without sitting, the decisions issued came after recommen...