International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Kuwait From Afghanistan is Restricted

Description

Most travelers are not allowed to enter Kuwait.

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Entry restrictions do not apply to:

  • Citizens of Kuwait, their first-degree relatives, and their domestic travelers.
  • Fully vaccinated permanent residents, aged 16 years and older, that are not citizens of Kuwait. They must have a valid vaccination certificate.
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US Embassy for Kuwait
Start Date
1/2/2021
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Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory pre-registration form

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Description

Travelers must fill the Kuwait Mosafer form before travel.

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US Embassy for Kuwait
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Mandatory

Mandatory Contact-Tracing App

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Description

Travelers must download the Shlonik mobile app before travel.

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US Embassy for Kuwait
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Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Fully vaccinated travelers must have a valid vaccination certificate showing that at least 2 weeks have passed since received 2 doses of either Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, or 1 dose of Johnson and Johnson. This applies to all foreign residents aged 16 years and older.

All vaccinated travelers must confirm their vaccination status with Kuwait’s Ministry of Health ‘Immune’ App, or on the Mobile Civil ID app, or through presenting a certificate of vaccination outside Kuwait that includes a readable QR code.

Kuwait will only accept the UK’s letter version of proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Digital proof will not be accepted.

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US Embassy for Kuwait
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In Transit

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result in English. The test must be taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure.

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This requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 6.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Departure
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US Embassy for Kuwait
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On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory 7-day quarantine and testing for vaccinated travelers

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Description

Vaccinated travelers with valid proof of vaccination are required to quarantine for 7 days at home on arrival in Kuwait. Travelers must take a COVID-19 test at their own expense, end the quarantine if the result is negative.

Minimum Number of Days
7 days
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US Embassy for Kuwait
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While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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Description

Travelers must wear masks in all public places.

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US Embassy for Kuwait
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COVID-19 Risk Information

Moderate Risk
COVID-19 transmission is moderate in Kuwait.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
8.15
Increased by-2.61
at 10/14/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
0.20%
Increased by0.00%
at 10/13/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
61.64%
Increased by61.64%
at 8/14/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
2,668,082
Increased by2,668,082
at 8/14/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.84
Increased by-0.11
at 10/12/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

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Last Checked
10/13/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Unknown
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Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Shops

local guidelines for shops
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