Travel and Tourism board chairman rejects decision to ban expats from 31 countries

Commenting on the decision to ban nationals of 31 countries from entering Kuwait, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Travel and Tourism Agencies Association Mohammad Al-Mutairi said the decision was unjustified and came as “a surprise and without prior notice”.

He stressed that the decision was “not studied, and inconsistent with the size of Kuwait on the international scene”.

Al-Mutairi highlighted that, “The cancellation of flights and disruption of passengers’ interests in this manner did not happen in any other countries around the world during the COVID-19 crisis”.

He denounced its issuance “at such a critical time and on the morning of the day of flight resumption without notifying the passengers in advance, even though the date for opening the airport commercially was known more than a month and a half ago”,reports Aljarida daily

Al-Mutairi asked, “How will those who had cancelled their residencies, handed over their apartments, and sold their cars be compensated, let alone the cancellation of their tickets?”

Source : Arab Times


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