The Kuwait Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) has announced that they have suspended inbound flights from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka indefinitely.

Key Points:

  • All direct, commercial flights from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have been suspended until further notice.
  • Travelers from any of the above countries will not be allowed to enter Kuwait directly.
  • Individuals wishing to enter Kuwait from one of these countries will need to wait 14 days in a third country before continuing travel to Kuwait.
  • The decision to suspend flights from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka followed a move to ban all flights from India on April 24.

Analysis & Comments: Individuals intending to travel to Kuwait from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka should work with their immigration provider to discuss best available options for travel to Kuwait. Employers should expect possible start-date delays for individuals traveling from these countries. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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