Data Last Updated: September 03, 2020
Kuwait has resumed commercial flights to 20 countries on August 1.
Returning citizens or those allowed entry are subject to mandatory testing and/or 14 day quarantine.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
A nationwide 9-hour curfew from 8:00pm to 5:00am is in effect during Phase Two of Kuwait’s five-phased reopening plan. A complete lockdown is in effect on Mahboula and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh until July 9.
The lockdown on Farwaniya (except for areas between Streets 60, 120, 502, and 129) is in effect until further notice. Residents in these areas may leave their house but are not permitted to leave their neighborhood.
People who are found in violation of the curfew order or lockdown may face imprisonment and fines. Foreign nationals found in violation of the curfew order may also risk deportation.
The use of face masks is mandatory in all public spaces. Individuals who are found in violation of the law will be imprisoned for up to three months and/or fined up to 5,000 KD.
Government offices and private businesses with no more than 30 percent staff, banking, financial, and construction sectors, retail stores, shopping malls, and public parks, and restaurant takeout services have reopened as of June 30.
Airlines & Transport
Kuwait's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that flights will begin operating from KIA to eight countries in the Middle East — the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Lebanon, Qatar, Jordan, Iran and Egypt.
Six in Europe — Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UK, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany and Azerbaijan;
Five in Asia-Pacific — Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, the Philippines and India; and to Ethiopia in Africa
Kuwait has a plan to gradually restart flights in 3 phases. The first stage, which starts on 1 August, will see KIA operate at 30pc capacity — no more than 10,000 passengers and 100 flights a day. The second phase is scheduled to begin on 1 February, and the third on 1 August 2021.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
United Arab Emirates
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
Information for Non-Tourists
Non-Kuwaiti immediate family members of Kuwaiti citizens who are traveling together with their Kuwaiti family members are allowed entry into the country since June.
Kuwaiti citizens who enter Kuwait from any country will be put in home quarantine for 14 days upon arrival unless they display COVID-19 symptoms in which case they will be put in institutional quarantine.
Travel to Kuwait (Information from Emirates)
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 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 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 72 hours from the date the test was taken.
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.
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