In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019 photo, provided by the Airport Salzburg, an airplane from Kuwait with Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah abord stands on the airfield of the airport in Salzburg. (Salzburg Airport/Susanne Buchebner via AP)
In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019 photo, provided by the Airport Salzburg, an airplane from Kuwait with Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah abord stands on the airfield of the airport in Salzburg. (Salzburg Airport/Susanne Buchebner via AP)

Kuwait bans commercial flights from 31 countries over Covid-19

By Bloomberg Time of article published Aug 1, 2020

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By Fiona MacDonald

INTERNATIONAL - Kuwait suspended commercial flights from 31 countries on the advice of health authorities, just as the Gulf state re-opened its airport to such operations.

While other flights will resume, countries on the barred list include India, Iran, China, Brazil, Lebanon, Spain, Singapore, Egypt and Sri Lanka, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said in a statement.

The airport resumed commercial flights on Saturday as part of a phased re-opening after a five-month suspension when the country imposed measures to control the spread of the coronavirus. It plans to reach full capacity by mid-2021.

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