18,000 vaccine certificates from abroad approved; 10,000 rejected

Around 73,000 expats have uploaded their vaccine certificates taken abroad on the Ministry of Health portal to facilitate their return to the country, out of which 18,000 certificates were approved while 10,000 vaccination certificates were rejected due to several reasons, local daily Al-Rai reported.

According to report, over 10,000 certificates were rejected for technical reasons related to type of vaccine or not completing the data on vaccination or certificates does not contain QR code to verify the issuing authority etc.

Specially formed committee is working to intensify its efforts to speed up the approval of certificates which is the most important condition for allowing expats to return to Kuwait.

While the government earlier announced that the expatriates who completed vaccination abroad can return to Kuwait starting from August 1st, a detailed procedure for this is expected to be announced shortly.

The reasons for rejection include the type of vaccine received, not completing the data on vaccination, or not containing the QR code.

Steps to approve the vaccination certificate-

  1. Register on the certificate download platform on the Ministry of Health website.
  2. Receive a special activation code via e-mail.
  3. Download the vaccination certificate and fill in the data for the two vaccine doses and their respective symbols.
  4. Wait for a response from the Ministry of Health via e-mail.
  5. In case of approval, download the Immune application and activate it to show the status of vaccination or not.
  6. In the event of refusal, the authority issuing the vaccination certificate in the same country must be reviewed.

The reasons for rejection include the type of vaccine received, not completing the data on vaccination, or not containing the QR code.


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