Closed for Travel


  • MasksRequired
  • COVID TestPCR required to enter
  • RestaurantsOpen for takeout and delivery
  • Quarantine14 days at home/facility
  • Public TransportationOperating
Updated: February 24, 2021
Reviewed: February 24, 2021


Kuwait is closed for travelers, and many restrictions are still in place domestically.

Can I travel to Kuwait?

Kuwait has closed its borders for all travelers again. Only citizens, residents, and their immediate family members may enter.

Do I need to go into quarantine when arriving to Kuwait?

  • Anyone arriving to Kuwait will be required to quarantine for 7 days in a government facility, followed by 7 days self quarantine.
  • Arrivals from high-risk countries must quarantine for 14 days in a government facility.

Are COVID-19 tests required to travel to Kuwait?

  • Anyone arriving to Kuwait will be required to present a negative PCR test, no older than 72 hours before departing.
  • A second PCR test is conducted upon arrival.

Is public transportation open in Kuwait?

Public transportation in Kuwait is operating, with social distancing measures in place.

Are the restaurants and bars open in Kuwait?

Restaurants and cafes in Kuwait are open for delivery and takeout.

Are businesses and attractions open in Kuwait?

Most non-essential businesses and attractions in Kuwait are closed. Shopping malls and public parks are open.

Do I need to wear a face mask in Kuwait?

Wearing a face mask is required in all public places.

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