KUWAIT: The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) informed local authorities that expat passengers can use the Kuwait Mobile ID application as proof of having residency permit while traveling. Official letters were sent to the foreign ministry to inform embassies abroad and foreign embassies in Kuwait, the interior ministry to inform border outlets and the airport, and to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to inform airlines, travel agencies and international airports’ authorities to allow expats to enter Kuwait using the smartphone app.

Any person who has a digital civil ID can use the application to prove his residency and enter Kuwait, in addition to using it for all transactions, PACI said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Kuwait on Thursday expanded its COVID-19 ban on incoming commercial flights from “high-risk” nations to include Argentina, France and Yemen, but has removed Singapore from the list. This decision comes in accordance with the instructions of health authorities, DGCA said in a press statement.

The list now includes a total 34 countries. The remaining countries are Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Hong Kong, Hungary, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Serbia, Spain, Sri Lanka, and Syria. – KUNA