Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Kuwait on the TravelHealthPro website

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

International travel

Since 1 August 2021 fully vaccinated foreigners with valid residency have been able to enter Kuwait.

Check with your travel company for the latest information. You should follow @Kuwait_dgca on Twitter for details of the latest measures.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Kuwait.

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Public places and services

The wearing of face masks outdoors is not mandatory. However, they remain compulsory inside public spaces, such as shopping malls or restaurants. The penalty for not wearing a mask in indoor public spaces is a fine of 5000 KD or a prison sentence of up to 3 months. Follow the official Kuwait News Agency and @CGCKuwait for the latest details.

Healthcare

For contact details for English speaking doctors, visit our list of healthcare providers.

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health

View Health for further details on healthcare in Kuwait

Also see the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms you should call 151.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Kuwait

Wherever possible British nationals should aim to be vaccinated in the country where they live. We will update this page when the Government of Kuwait announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Kuwait national vaccination programme started in January 2021 and is using the AstraZeneca, Janssen (Johnson and Johnson), Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. British nationals resident in Kuwait are eligible for vaccination. You can register through the Ministry of Health’s registration page.

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Kuwait, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.

Further information

If you need urgent consular assistance, contact your nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephone numbers are available 24/7.