Kuwait has already approved the Oxford – AstraZeneca, Modena, John & Johnson and Pfizer vaccines. Of these, only Johnson & Johnson have a single dose vaccine. Therefore, the decision of the government will be a setback for those who are about to return to Kuwait after receiving the vaccine approved by the respective countries from other foreign countries.
Can’t go back
Those who return home from Kuwait for vacation may not be able to return to work. As the spread of Kovid in India intensified, Indians were denied entry to the Gulf countries except Qatar and Bahrain. Following this, Kuwait also imposed restrictions. With this, Kerala has approached the Center pointing out the problems of expatriates from Kerala.
Approval of vaccines
The GCC countries do not allow entry to even those who have received both doses of Kovacs as Kovacs is not approved by the World Health Organization in India. This has also made it difficult for expatriates to return to their places of work.
A setback for expats
Those who came to India from the Gulf countries after receiving the first dose of Chinese vaccine Synoform and American vaccine Pfizer could not receive the second dose vaccine as these vaccines are not effective in India. Many expatriates are unable to receive a second dose of the vaccine in this situation. The Gulf countries do not allow such people to enter.
As the Kovid vaccination progressed, there were some campaigns in Kuwait to give preference to people from certain countries. This has been denied by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health. The Ministry of Health added that the vaccine is currently being given to everyone under the age limit. Currently, priority is given to those who are likely to come to Kovid.