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Thailand suspends visas for Bangladeshis, other nationals over new virus variant

Kuwait bars flights, travellers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka

| Updated: May 11, 2021 20:41:21


No entry to Kuwait for travellers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka

Kuwait has suspended flights, and barred entry to travellers, from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka until further notice, state news agency KUNA said on Monday, to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The decision by the Gulf state's cabinet did not include cargo flights.

To enter Kuwait from the four countries, people must have been in another country for at least 14 days beforehand, the statement said.

Kuwait said last week it would ban citizens who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 from travelling aboard from May 22.

Meanwhile, Thailand suspends visas for Bangladeshis, other nationals over new virus variant

An empty arrivals hall is pictured at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International airport amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Thailand, June 3, 2020. Reuters

Thailand has suspended issuing visas for Bangladeshis and other nationals residing here, due to a deadly new COVID-19 variant wreaking havoc in South Asia.

Thailand imposed similar visa restrictions on people in Nepal and Pakistan, according to a statement from the Thai Embassy in Dhaka.

Thailand issued a set of new rules, which will remain in force until further notice.

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