The Govt. of Kuwait on Thursday allows Indian Airlines to operate repatriation flights from August 10 under the Vande Bharat Mission.
According to the media reports, Kuwait’s Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has finally agreed to operate the flights starting from August 10 until October 24.
Earlier this week the country announced suspending flights from 31 “high-risk” countries, including India, Pakistan, Egypt, and the Philippines.
The travel ban, which took immediate effect, was announced hours after the Kuwait International Airport partially reopened on August 1 for commercial flights after remaining closed for nearly five months.
According to the DGCA approval, 1,000 Indians will leave Kuwait daily, to be flown equally by Kuwaiti and Indian airlines. Indians account for almost 1 million of Kuwait’s 4.7 million population.
“The arrangements proposed by the Indian side are limited to departure only and do not include their return to Kuwait,” the Al Qabas newspaper report said citing an informed source as saying. “The decision to ban entry of travellers from 31 countries to Kuwait is still in effect.”