Kuwait, June 27, 2021: Marking the first ever route to be launched between Kuwait and Uzbekistan, Jazeera Airways today celebrated the take off of its first flight to the capital, Tashkent. The flight took off from T5 at Kuwait International Airport at 20:35 local time.
Present at the launch were Jazeera Chief Executive Officer, Rohit Ramachandran, and the Consul of the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Faroukh A. Vakhabov.
Speaking of the new launch, Ramachandran said: “We are very pleased to be launching yet a new destination to Tashkent to support growing trade relations between the Middle East region and Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan is also a unique touristic destination to explore, especially following a year in which travel was restricted and avid travelers are eager to start exploring new places once again. Uzbekistan offers a unique nature, rich culture and long history, in addition to great outdoor activities.”
The airline will be operating the new route with two flights per week.
On his part, the Consul of the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Faroukh A. Vakhabov, said: “Uzbekistan is without a doubt a destination worth visiting. It offers something new and different from other touristic destinations. Visitors can enjoy the outdoors, museums, story-telling architecture, tasty local cuisine and interact with a new culture. But most importantly, we see this new service as an opportunity to grow trade relations and introduce new products and services that we believe are an added value to local markets. We thank Jazeera Airways for enabling this to happen and we look forward to welcoming its flights.”
Kuwait-Uzbekistan relations have been growing in the past years with increasing trade between both countries. Uzbekistan was once at the crossroads of the Silk Road, linking the East to the West and has a long trading history as well as a rich culture. The museums of Uzbekistan store over two million artifacts of historical, archeological, architectural and natural treasures evidence of the unique historical and cultural life of the people that have lived in the region. Uzbekistan is also known for its outdoor activities, such as rock-climbing to exploration of its rich archeological and religious history.
Passengers should review Covid-19 regulations before booking to ensure compliance with local regulations on vaccination and PCR test certificates.
Travel Advisory for Passengers Traveling to Uzbekistan
Passengers arriving to Uzbekistan will be subject to a PCR test on arrival.
Travel Advisory for Passengers Returning to Kuwait
Passengers travelling out of Kuwait should ensure they carry their vaccination certificate if they hold a Kuwaiti citizenship, while passengers holding all other nationalities will need to present their vaccination or PCR test certificate. At the time of this announcement, entry into Kuwait is presently limited to passengers holding a Kuwaiti citizenship and first-degree relatives. Starting Augusy 1, 2021, new regulations for entry to have been announced by the Government of Kuwait, mandating that returning residents have valid proof of vaccination. Passengers are requested to review these regulations to ensure they comply with local regulations.
Jazeera has also implemented many other measures to ensure the safety of passengers since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Its expanding fleet of Airbus A320neo aircraft are all equipped with hospital grade HEPA air filters. Every safety and precautionary measure is also a standard today on its aircraft and at Jazeera Terminal T5 in Kuwait.