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Kuwaitis & Gulf cit­i­zens en­try through land bor­der re­stricted from 8am-2pm

‘Flow of trav­el­ers slow on first day of open­ing’

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17: The Nuwaiseeb bor­der cross­ing between Kuwait and the King­dom of Saudi Ara­bia wit­nessed the en­try and de­par­ture of dozens of Kuwaiti and Saudi cit­i­zens, as well as cit­i­zens of the Gulf Co­op­er­a­tion Coun­cil coun­tries since early morn­ing - the first day of open­ing the bor­ders between the two broth­erly coun­tries after a pe­riod of clo­sure that ex­ceeded six months due to the corona pan­demic, re­ports Al-Anba daily.

The daily quot­ing an in­formed se­cu­rity source af­firmed that the Min­istry of In­te­rior had spec­i­fied Nuwaiseeb bor­der only for the en­try of Kuwaitis and Gulf na­tion­als, while Nuwaiseeb and Salmi bor­ders could be used as exit, as re­gards the en­try and exit move­ment to and from the King­dom of Saudi Ara­bia.

The source re­vealed that any Gulf cit­i­zen has the right to leave for the King­dom of Saudi Ara­bia ac­cord­ing to the in­struc­tions given in this re­gard by Saudi au­thor­i­ties, pro­vided that they are in pos­ses­sion of a PCR cer­tifi­cate is­sued 48 hours be­fore trav­el­ing and prov­ing that they’re free of corona, ex­cept for young chil­dren, to avoid the trou­ble of send­ing them back. He pointed out that some trav­el­ers were sent back, be­cause they did not carry pass­ports, be­ing the only ap­proved doc­u­ment the King­dom has set for trav­el­ing in the corona cri­sis.

Visa

As for do­mes­tic work­ers or hold­ers of Ar­ti­cle 20 res­i­dency ac­com­pa­ny­ing Kuwaitis or Gulf na­tion­als, their en­try into the King­dom is sub­ject to the ex­is­tence of a visa is­sued by the em­bassy in Kuwait.

The source pointed out that Kuwaiti au­thor­i­ties will grant en­try to only cit­i­zens hav­ing PCR and Gulf cit­i­zens work­ing in some state min­istries, pro­vided that the min­istries they work have sent no­ti­fi­ca­tions to the Min­istry of Health on their de­sire to re­turn Gulf cit­i­zens to their places of work, but no in­struc­tions have been re­ceived in that con­cern.

He pointed out that the en­try of Kuwaitis and Gulf cit­i­zens through the Nuwaiseeb bor­der is from 8am un­til 2pm and for exit, the two bor­ders (Salmi and Nuwaiseeb) are con­stantly open, stress­ing em­ploy­ees are present around the clock. Re­gard­ing the num­ber of pas­sen­gers recorded on the first day, the source said “un­til now, they are in hun­dreds and will be counted daily”.

He con­cluded that most of the de­part­ing Kuwaitis had been cut off from their law­ful ac­tiv­i­ties through­out the corona pan­demic.

 ?? KUNA photo ?? HH the Deputy Amir re­ceives Al-Saleh.
KUNA photo HH the Deputy Amir re­ceives Al-Saleh.

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