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Kuwait

Travel from Kuwait

All Kuwaiti citizens travelling from Kuwait must have active medical insurance covering treatment abroad in case of injuries or accidents.

Travel to Kuwait

Effective 1 August, only the following passengers will be allowed to travel to Kuwait.

  • Kuwaiti nationals and their first-degree relatives. For first-degree relatives who do not have resident status in Kuwait must present a document proving their relationship with the Kuwaiti national.
  • Residents of Kuwait
  • GCC nationals

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.

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 laboratories 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.

Handbags with wheels or trolley-type handbags are not allowed. 

All passengers should install and update all the required information on the Shlonik app before boarding. They should also have Kuwait – Mosafer installed on their personal devices (smartphones).

All passengers must undergo a 14-day home quarantine on arrival.

For more information please refer to the Ministry of Interior and Kuwait Civil Aviation website

The visa on arrival facility is currently not available.

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. 

Afghanistan

Armenia

Bangladesh

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Chile

China

Colombia

Dominican Republic

Egypt

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Italy

Kosovo

Lebanon

Mexico

Moldova

Montenegro

Nepal

North Macedonia 

Pakistan

Panama

Peru

Philippines

Serbia

Singapore

Spain

Sri Lanka

Syria


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 31 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 31 restricted countries.