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NAS Developed Digital Solution - MUNA to Facilitate Travel to Kuwait

Kuwait : Thursday, March 18, 2021

Kuwait Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) today announced that the Medical Utility Network Aggregator (MUNA) will audit PCR testing laboratories outside the State of Kuwait for reliability and authentication of certificates. Labs from 16 countries including India, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Emirates, Turkey, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain, the United Kingdom, France, and the US have been approved in the first stage. Labs in other locations will follow shortly.

MUNA, a patented blockchain technology developed by NAS in coordination with Global Response Aid (GRA) connects audited labs in over 40 cities. This helps assure governments, airlines and airport authorities that negative PCR testing certificates issued in these locations are verified and genuine.

Going forward passengers travelling from countries included in MUNA will need to choose from the list of approved labs to do their PCR tests before departing to Kuwait.

While making public health a priority, NAS is driving efforts to instill confidence in all stakeholders and aid recovery of the travel industry.