Latest information on travel bans during COVID-19


Country`s borders status

Borders are closed. Flights from India and United Kingdom are suspended.

These passengers may enter the country:
  • citizens of Kuwait, their children, spouses and domestic workers. The later must register online before departure.
Arriving passengers (include those who are in transit) must have a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR) taken no more than 72 hours before departure. The result must be issued by one of the laboratories approved by Kuwait. The list may be found online. Passengers from countries not mentioned on that list do not need an approved PCR test. These passengers do not need negative test result to enter the country:
  • children younger 6 years;
  • those returning to Kuwait holding a negative PCR COVID-19 test result issued before their departure from Kuwait. The maximum stay abroad is 4 days for them.
Every passenger must register online before departure and install on personal device “Shlonik” and “Kuwait-Mosafer” mobile applications.

Pasengers before departure must book online a hotel reservation for a period of 7 days. This rule doesn’t apply to:
  • unaccompanied children younger 18 years;
  • passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating they’ve received their 1-st dose of vaccine no less than 14 days before arrival or their 2-nd dose no less than 35 days before arrival. Accepted vaccines are: AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTec;
  • holders of a vaccination certificate stating they received the 1-st dose of vaccine no less than 14 days before arrival and a COVID-19 recovery certificate;
  • students who are citizens of Kuwait who are holding a letter from the University and the Kuwait Cultural Office.
Arriving passengers will undergo medical screening. On arrival they will be additinaly tested for COVID-19 with 2 PCR tests on their own expense. Before the departure confirmation of payment for that tests must be obtained online.

Passengers will be quarantined at home or a hotel for up a 14 days.

Visas on arrival issuance temporarily suspended.

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