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Region: Middle East-West Asia

Pandemic Travel Alert


Most recent update: 2021-03-18 - Ban on entry into Kuwait of non-citizens remains in effect


General Policy
  1. On 18 March 2021, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation confirmed the continuation of the prohibition of non-Kuwaiti passengers from entering Kuwait International Airport.
  2. Starting August 1 commercial flights resume, after five months of suspension. But flights to/from 31 countries remain suspended. The countries are: India, Iran, China, Brazil, Columbia, Armenia, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Syria, Spain, Singapore, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Iraq, Mexico, Indonesia, Chile, Pakistan, Egypt, Lebanon, Hong Kong, Italy, North Macedonia, Moldova, Panama, Peru, Serbia, Montenegro, Dominican Republic and Kosovo.
  1. "Ban on entry of foreigners into Kuwait remains in effect – civil aviation authority"
  2. "Kuwait suspends flights from 31 countries"

COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

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Pre-pandemic visa rules


Passport Validity
6 months
Electronic Visa
Other Documents
An onward or return ticket and proof of sufficient funds are required for entry.
- Kuwait does not issue any transit visa. Instead you will be issued a visit visa. The visa is for one visit and one entry.
Dual Nationality
Kuwait does not recognize dual nationality.
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.