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Middle East > Kuwait: Covid-19 and Travel


Present Situation

Total cases: 411 358

Active cases: 691

Recovered: 408 224

Deaths: 2 443

Vaccination count: 2.7 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-09-24

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
Negative PCR test results required for all countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Oui
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Partially Allowed
The Government of Kuwait has extended the ban on entry for non-Kuwaiti citizens until further notice. There are exceptions available for first-degree relatives of Kuwaiti citizens and domestic employees traveling with them. Details can be found at corona.e.gov.kw.

Starting May 22, Kuwaiti citizens, first-degree relatives of Kuwaiti citizens, and domestic employees traveling with them are not permitted to travel from Kuwait unless they are fully vaccinated.

It is mandatory to travel with a negative PCR test result administered within 72 hours of boarding a flight to Kuwait. It is unclear whether PCR tests upon arrival will remain in effect.

As of May 18, travelers returning to Kuwait who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have recovered from COVID-19 within 90 days are not subject to quarantine, provided that they produce a negative PCR test within three days of arrival. Other travelers must still undergo seven (7) days of institutional quarantine and then provide a negative PCR test result or face an additional seven days of home quarantine. See below for more details.

Tests: Negative PCR test results required for all countries.

Quarantine: Yes
Self-quarantine for 14 days is required for all countries.

Information updated on 2021-09-21.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
Commercial businesses are now permitted to remain open after 8:00PM. Private businesses and government offices are operating with up to 60 percent staffing.

Restaurants and cafes have re-opened for in-person dining, with adherence to health regulations. Effective June 27, only individuals who have received at least one dose of a vaccine approved by the Government of Kuwait or those exempt from the vaccine may enter certain public spaces including restaurants, cafes, gyms, salons, and malls. Individuals seeking entry into these spaces may present the Kuwait Mobile ID or Immune applications as proof of vaccination or COVID-19 recovery.

Unvaccinated persons may only enter pharmacies, cooperatives, and grocery stores. Effective August 1, 2021, unvaccinated persons may also enter hospitals and government agencies.

Gatherings are now permitted except for weddings, diwaniyas, and conventions. Cinemas and theaters are open to vaccinated patrons. Museums and cultural centers are open to vaccinated persons.

All special activities for children will also open starting September 1, 2021.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Banned

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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