International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Kuwait From Turkey is Restricted

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Travelers are not allowed to enter Kuwait.

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Travelers exempted are:

  • Citizens of Kuwait, their first-degree relatives, and their domestic travelers.
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US Embassy for Kuwait
Start Date
1/2/2021
Updated
6/10/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Mandatory pre-registration form

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US Embassy for Kuwait
Start Date
2/12/2021
Updated
6/10/2021
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 within 72 hours before departure.

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This testing 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
Start Date
1/17/2021
Updated
6/10/2021

On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Description

Vaccinated travelers with valid proof of vaccination must meet one of these options:

  • Fully vaccinated travelers who received the last dose at least 14 days before travel;
  • Travelers who received 1 dose at least 5 weeks before travel;
  • Travelers who recovered and received 1 dose at least 2 weeks before travel.
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The approved vaccines in Kuwait are:

  • Pfizer BioNTech vaccine;
  • AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine;
  • Moderna vaccine;
  • Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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US Embassy for Kuwait
Start Date
5/28/2021
Updated
6/10/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

Travelers must take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival.

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Testing requirements on arrival do not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 6.
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US Embassy for Kuwait
Start Date
1/5/2021
Updated
6/10/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory Contract-Tracing App

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US Embassy for Kuwait
Start Date
2/12/2021
Updated
6/10/2021
Possible

Quarantine may be required under some conditions

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Description

Travelers who are not vaccinated are required to quarantine for 7 at a government-approved hotel in Kuwait, at their own expense. They must take a PCR test on day 6 and with negative test results, they can complete the last 7 days of quarantine at home.

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The following travelers are exempt from the quarantine:

  • Travelers who have 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, with the second taken at least 2 weeks before arrival;
  • Travelers who had 1 vaccine dose at least 5 weeks before arrival;
  • Travelers who recovered from COVID-19 and had 1 dose of the vaccine at least 2 weeks before arrival.
  • Travelers who are not vaccinated are required to quarantine for 7 at a government-approved hotel in Kuwait, at their own expense. They must take a PCR test on day 6 and with negative test results, they can complete the last 7 days of quarantine at home.
  • Vaccinated travelers with valid proof of vaccination are not required to quarantine on arrival in Kuwait.
Minimum Number of Days
14 days
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US Embassy for Kuwait
Start Date
2/21/2021
Updated
6/10/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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US Embassy for Kuwait
Start Date
5/30/2020
Updated
6/10/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Kuwait.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
352.95
Decreased by45.76
at 6/12/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
13.10%
Decreased by0.80%
at 6/10/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
19.25%
Increased by19.25%
at 4/18/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
822,000
Increased by822,000
at 4/18/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
1.09
Increased by0.00
at 6/9/2021

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

Local Guidelines

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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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Unknown
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Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Unknown
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Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Unknown
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