New domestic workers allowed entry into Kuwait starting Jan. 17

The Kuwaiti Cabinet on Monday decided to allow the recruitment of new domestic workers, starting Jan. 17. — Courtesy KUNA

The Kuwaiti Cabinet on Monday decided to allow the recruitment of new domestic workers, starting Jan. 17 (Sunday). The rising demand and spike in the cost of hiring workers already present in the country prompted the move.

In the weekly meeting also chaired by Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah; the Cabinet reviewed the recommendations received from the ministerial committee for coronavirus emergencies and it decided the following:

1. Allowing the importation of new domestic workers within the framework of the plan; while adhering to the controls and requirements as of Jan. 17, 2021.

2. Requiring those coming from all countries of the world to Kuwait to bring a PCR certificate proving the negative result of (COVID-19) before arriving in Kuwait; within a period of no more than 72 hours (from the date of the examination) as of Jan. 17, 2021.

3. Charging airline companies with the cost of conducting a PCR examination upon arrival; and during the quarantine period for all arrival flights to the country as of Jan. 17, 2021.