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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.

India:Covid-19 vaccination drive

Covid-19 vaccination drive: Who will get the Covid-19 vaccine first and what is the vaccination process?

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.

Kuwait to stop renewing residency permits for expats over 60 years of age

From Monday, the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) will begin implementing the decision to stop renewing residency permits for expats above the age of 60 who hold a secondary degree or below, Al Qabas reported. The decision will be enforced without any exemptions as the country is keen on addressing the demographic imbalance that has resulted in non-Kuwaitis making up 70 percent of Kuwait’s population. The source pointed out that although the decision will be strictly implemented, those who are above the age of 60 but hold a university degree will not be required to leave the country as long as they have a family, a valid work permit, or own a commercial business. In addition, a family member can sponsor his/her parents under the family visa law. Source: Gulfnews

𝗨𝗔𝗘: 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗸𝗵 𝗠𝗼𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗮𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗴𝗼𝘃𝘁 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝘀.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued directives to extend tourist visas for one additional month, without any government fees, due to temporary airport closures and entry restrictions around the world. Khaleej_Times

𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐄𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐲 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐳 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐃𝐚𝐲, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏.

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.

MOH: Asthma patients must stay at home

The Ministry of Health has called on patients with asthma and respiratory problems not to leave their homes except for most urgent work, because this is the time of the year when the weather conditions in the entire region fluctuates which can cause irritation to asthma patients especially those suffering from respiratory problems. The Ministry published, on its Twitter account, instructions and advice for patients with asthma and respiratory system to carry a bronchodilator at all times and to use it when necessary if the doctor prescribes it for you. The Ministry also said such patients must go immediately to the nearest health center or hospital in the event the emergency spray does not respond and the symptoms are severe

Indians without valid travel documents can now register for Emergency Certificates

Embassy of India is pleased to announce the launch of a ‘Registration Drive’ for Indian nationals in Kuwait who do not have valid travel documents such as valid passport or valid Emergency Certificates. All those without travel documents are advised to register by filling in the google form online (https://forms.gle/pMf6kBxix4DYhzxz7)o by submitting duly filled-in enclosed application form at the boxes kept at the Embassy Consular Hall and at Indian passport offices in Sharq, Jleeb Al Shuwaikh and Fahaheel. Please note that the current Passport/Emergency Certificate number will be the de-facto registration number for this drive. This registration number may be quoted for any further correspondence or updates. For any queries, please write to community.kuwait@mea.gov.in It may be noted that...

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...

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