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31 Jan 2021

Minister for Services Affairs Inspects the Work Progress at Kuwait Airport

Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Minister of State for Services Affairs Dr./ Abdullah Marafe made an inspection tour at Kuwait International Airport to follow up the work progress and observe the latest organizational and health measures following the Council of Ministers’ assignment of the airline companies to conduct the PCR test for all passengers arriving to the country.


Minister Marafe said, in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), that the task of testing the passengers arriving at Kuwait International Airport will be assigned to the airline companies so as to reduce burden on the medial teams of Kuwait Ministry of Health, as the latter has exerted enormous efforts since the beginning of the Corona calamity until the present time.


He added that airline companies, in collaboration with ground services companies and local laboratories approved in the country, will conduct the PCR test for travelers coming to the country, stressing that the Ministry of Health will only supervise these swabs.


During his tour, Minister Marafe praised the great efforts exerted by both the Ministry of Health and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation during this phase, which had an important and obvious role in confronting the novel Corona pandemic (COVID - 19) in the various fields and sectors.


He also praised the efforts put forth by those in charge of Kuwait International Airport, including the personnel of the Ministry of Interior, the General Administration for Customs, and all airport workers, in serving the travelers, facilitating arrival procedures, and ensuring provision of highest levels of health safety for them.


He pointed out the necessity for all travelers and workers at the airport buildings to adhere to health requirements as well as the directives issued either by the Ministry of Health or the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.


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