Kuwait bans flights to 31 “high risk” countries, including India; travel bubble can be hit
NEW DELHI: Kuwait forbidden saturday commercial flights to 31 “high risk” countries, including India, Singapore, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong and China, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Indian aviation authorities said on Friday that a “transport bubble agreement with Kuwait had recently been signed to rescue stranded passengers both to / from India.” Authorities say this special travel arrangement could now be affected by Kuwait’s flight ban until further notice.
Kuwait’s DGCA said commercial flights to 31 countries were prohibited by instructions from health authorities. Some of the other countries on this list are Sri Lanka, Nepal, Mexico, Indonesia, Chile, Pakistan, Egypt, Iran, Brazil, Colombia, Bangladesh, and the Philippines.
“The situation remains dynamic and evolves with respect to the travel rules of different countries. This uncertainty could remain until the pandemic situation improves or a vaccine is found, “said an airline official.