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| 25 June 2021, Friday |

Kuwait to resume direct flights with UK

The Kuwaiti government communication department said in a tweet that the cabinet has approved operating direct flights with the United Kingdom starting from Sunday, June 13th.

The easing of Covid-19 restrictions will allow one direct flight per week for each Kuwaiti airline.

Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways have not opened the booking process for these flights yet, according to a search conducted by The National.

The cabinet also said that museums and cultural centers will be allowed to reopen on Sunday, but patrons will be required to abide to precautions and safety measures against Covid-19.

Kuwait announced 1,479 new Covid-19 cases and three related deaths on Monday, the health ministry said. The total number of cases in the country stands at 318,676 and the death toll is 1,798.

The seven-day average for new Covid-19 infections in Kuwait is 1,350.

Kuwait is on the UK’s Amber list, meaning those flying to the country will be required to show a negative PCR test to board their flight. On arrival, passengers must quarantine at home or in a secure place for 10 days.