Kuwait lifted on Saturday the ban on international travel and allowed its citizens and residents to travel to and from the country, excluding a few countries.

The DGCA said on Thursday that non-Kuwaitis traveling from Bangladesh, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Iran and Nepal were not allowed entry to Kuwait.

But on Saturday, the aviation authority expanded the list to include: Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, China, Brazil, Colombia, Armenia, Spain, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Mexico, Indonesia, Chile, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Italy, Northern Macedonia, Moldova, Panama, Peru, Serbia, Montenegro, Dominican Republic, and Kosovo.

It also added that the entry ban includes passengers arriving to Kuwait from other countries, but were present in any of the “high risk” countries 14 days prior to the date of their scheduled flight to Kuwait.

Kuwait had suspended all commercial flights to and from Kuwait International Airport in mid-March as part of the government’s efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus.