Kuwait’s My Mobile ID (Hawiyati) app will now display the person’s quarantine status too, apart from their other health data pertaining to Covid-19. This update is being rolled out with the aim of slowing the rapid spread of the latest covid-19 variant, and is being implemented alongside new screening measures and new quarantine policy for those entering the country.
The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI), together with Kuwait Ministry are working to implement the new policy.
The My Mobile ID app already shows one’s vaccination record and will provide a mauve label that indicates whether or not that that person is required to be in quarantine. This is to safeguard public health. In connection with this, those wishing to enter Kuwait will have to be vaccinated against covid-19, and should possess a negative Covid19 test result taken within 48 hours prior arrival. They should also undergo home quarantine for 10 days, eve if their test result shows that they are free of the virus.
If necessary, those under quarantine can end their quarantine early if they show a second negative test result in 72 hours upon arriving in the country. Meanwhile, Qatar is already distributing booster shots to maximum number of people to further curb the spread of virus.
Several countries and companies have introduced mobile apps to facilitate sharing of health data during pandemic, while Kuwait is the first to pair that data with quarantine information.