Gulf, Middle East and Iran
Entry to Kuwait is restricted to specified nationalities and passenger categories. Please check the requirements before you travel. If you’re travelling to Kuwait, you must take a COVID-19 PCR test before departure, download and update your information on the Shlonik app and undergo a 14-day home quarantine on arrival.
COVID-19 PCR testing
All passengers, except children under 6 years old, must carry an original negative COVID-19 PCR test result certificate in English issued by one of the approved by concerned authorities in Kuwait. The certificate must not be older than 96 hours from the date the test was taken.
Passengers who have taken a COVID-19 PCR test in Kuwait and are eligible to return without restrictions can present the same COVID-19 PCR test certificate provided they return within 96 hours of their test date.
All passengers must undergo a 14‑day home quarantine on arrival.
Effective 1 August, only the following passengers will be allowed to travel to Kuwait.
GCC nationals travelling to Kuwait must present a valid passport. Civil ID will not be accepted for travel.
Domestic workers accompanied by GCC citizens must have a valid visa to enter Kuwait.
Resident permit holders who have left Kuwait on or after 1 September 2019 and have stayed outside Kuwait for more than six months can return provided their resident permit/visa is still valid.
First degree relatives of Kuwaiti nationals who are residents of Kuwait and have documents proving their relationship with the Kuwaiti national and are travelling from any of the 34 restricted countries are allowed to travel to Kuwait./
Domestic staff of Kuwaiti nationals who are accompanying their sponsor and hold a valid resident permit are also allowed to travel to Kuwait from the 34 restricted countries.
All nationalities who have a valid Residence Permit (valid civil ID) are allowed to enter Kuwait if they have not visited the following countries and territories within 14 days of their arrival:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
All passengers to Kuwait should complete the distributed pledging and acknowledgments documents of Home Quarantine Consent and Shlonik Consent.
All Kuwaiti citizens travelling from Kuwait must have active medical insurance covering treatment abroad in case of injuries or accidents.
The visa on arrival facility is currently not available.
If you're travelling to, from or transiting through Dubai, please check our Travel requirements for Dubai.