Indian Airlines Raise Airfares To Kuwait For One-Way Trip Upto ₹1.10 Lakh; Here’s Everything To Know

by Sanjana Shenoy
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Kuwait has opened its borders for Indians again. The Middle East country has resumed direct commercial flight to and from India. In August, the decision to resume flights was announced but with no time frame in sight. Kuwait had banned all direct international flights from India on April 24 on account of the deadly Covid-19 second wave. Now that the country has resumed its flights and Indians can travel there once again. But flights like Indian Airlines has hiked up airfares to Kuwait for a one-way trip to as much as ₹1.5 lakh from Indian airports in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kochi. The pre-Covid air tickets were just around ₹17,000-₹40,000. Travel booking websites reveal that flight fares from India to Kuwait might reduce by mid-October and November. Till then, fully vaccinated passengers travelling from India to Kuwait might have to shell out at least ₹1 lakh for a one-way ticket.

Kuwait Resumes Direct International Flights With India

After the UAE announced to resume commercial international flights with India, Kuwait has followed suit. The UAE earlier eased restrictions for transit passengers in India, Southeast Asia and Egypt. It also started international flight operations in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. In fact, India also started flights from 49 cities under an air bubble agreement with 18 countries. Similarly, Kuwait has restarted direct international flights with India. So, if you wish to travel to Kuwait from India, then read on to know the guidelines you must follow, without fail.

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Travel Guidelines To Fly From India To Kuwait

  • All travellers to Kuwait must get fully vaccination with any one of the Covid-19 approved vaccines by the World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • The citizens of Kuwait, their first-degree relatives and domestic employees will get permission to enter the country
  • All travellers must provide a negative PCR test result within 48 hours before travelling to the UAE
  • All passengers must compulsorily download and register on Alhosn app. Use the UID and phone number for the same.

So travellers from India, do keep these protocols in mind when you fly to Kuwait. Hope you have a safe journey. Meanwhile, here are 10 things you must try in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

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