KUWAIT CITY, April 10: Since the beginning of this year, the Spanish Embassy has issued more than 4,300 visas to Kuwaitis and expatriates; as well as Bahrainis who must apply for a tourist visa to enter Spain at the Spanish Embassy in Kuwait, Al-Qabas reports citing Spanish Ambassador to Kuwait Miguel Moro Aguilar. Aguilar made the announcement during a Ghabka he and embassy staff hosted at his residence for journalists. He revealed that the embassy issued around 25,000 visas a year before the corona pandemic.
He urged citizens and expatriates to apply for a visa to enter Spain before the summer season to avoid congestion, stressing that applicants must present all required documents to avoid rejection. He said the embassy grants visas to Kuwaitis and expatriates; affirm that this is in the interest of many Gulf nationals, especially Kuwaitis, who intend to visit his country for tourism, especially during the summer.
He added: “We signed an agreement with Kuwait for visa exemption for diplomatic passport holders in both countries in 2011. During the visit of Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr Ahmad Nasser to Madrid, a A new update of the agreement has been signed to exempt Kuwaiti and Spanish special service passports. We are waiting for the Kuwaiti side to ratify it, so that all potential users can benefit from this agreement.” From June 11, direct flights from Kuwait to Malaga and Madrid will be three times a week – every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday via Kuwait Airways, and there will be events in Madrid during these days. The direct flight will promote tourism and strengthen ties between friendly nations.”We will try to organize events here in Kuwait and the media will also be invited,” he revealed. te to Madrid for the winter season, Aguilar affirmed the commitment to raise awareness of tourist attractions in Madrid and other parts of Spain, “beyond the fabulous and already well-known sights of the Costa del Sol or Mallorca.”
Easy to live
He said: “Hundreds of golf courses, excellent health care, magnificent gastronomy and top-notch restaurants, luxury shopping and a very easy lifestyle are just some of the features we want to show our Kuwaiti friends who may not yet know about the features. Tens of thousands of Kuwaitis and expats from this beautiful country already visit Spain every year. Some even own homes in Spain. We know that the best publicity we can do is simply to let them talk about their great experience when they return.He added: “Our bilateral relations are very strong. Now that the Covid-19 pandemic has been brought under control, at least for At the moment, many new opportunities have arisen to boost relations in various fields, which range from the aforementioned tourism sector to sports, education, green economy, water, p engineering projects or the health sector. Our diplomatic relations are fluid and substantial. I’m sure the best of our relationship is yet to be written. He then expressed his deep appreciation for the valuable support provided by the media to the Spanish Embassy in Kuwait. He also expressed his best wishes to all Kuwaitis and friends living in Kuwait on the occasion of the special month of Ramadan.