An airplane of Kuwait Airways.
KUWAIT: The General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a procedure concerning the operational procedures to deal with evacuation flights of expats from Kuwait through the Kuwait International Airport.
According to the circular, expatriates leaving from Kuwait will be thoroughly examined at the airport by the Ministry of Health.
The expats then will be given a certificate that they are free from coronavirus.
While the procedures for the regular passenger check-in for all International airline flights are through Terminal 1, private flights through T3, Kuwait Airways flights through T4, and Jazeera Airlines through the T5 terminal.
For flights departing from Terminal 3, passengers will be tested at the ‘Royal Aviation’ hall, and a certificate of negative for coronavirus will be issued.
Likewise, the notice said that the Ministry of Health will take necessary procedures if the test result is positive.
For flights departing from terminal (T4), passengers are tested at the departures area before the weighing area by the medical staff of Ministry of Health, then the certificate is issued with a free of COVID-19 virus if the test result is negative.
If the test result is positive, the Ministry of Health will take necessary procedures.
Likewise, for the flights departing from T5, passengers will be tested at the examination area.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, meanwhile, will take diplomatic approvals in coordination with the embassies of the countries in Kuwait and will prepare passenger statements. The ministry then will deliver the documents to the General Directorate of Civil Aviation.
The Ministry of Health will prepare the screening process of the passengers and issues free of COVID-19 virus certificates for passengers in the inspection area of each terminal.
The airline will make sure that all preparations are done, and are prepared for the acceptance process on flights. It will make sure that the distribution of tools such as gloves, masks, and sterilizers for passengers are provided before entering the building.
Kuwait has now imposed curfew in the country till May 30 in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
(With inputs from Agencies)