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Travel restrictions updates for Kuwait

05.08.2020 14:44: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival.
- This does not apply to infants.
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Passengers must install "Shlonik" and "Kuwait-Mosafer" in their personal device.


04.08.2020 20:40: imposed ban entry for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Armenia, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria.

04.08.2020 20:40: slacken entry restrictions.
Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival.
- This does not apply to infants.
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Passengers must install "Shlonik" and "Kuwait-Mosafer" in their personal device.


01.08.2020 02:20: imposed home/self isolation.
Passengers are subject to medical screening upon arrival and self-isolation for 14 days.


01.08.2020 02:20: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter Kuwait.
- This does not apply to nationals of Kuwait and their first degree family members. They must have a OK TO TRAVEL authorization obtained from the Embassy of Kuwait.
- This does not apply to domestic workers if accompanied by a national of Kuwait. They must have a OK TO TRAVEL authorization obtained from the Embassy of Kuwait.
- This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport or UN passport, members of UNESCO with prior approval from the government authorities.
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Passengers must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival.


30.07.2020 23:14: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter Kuwait.
- This does not apply to nationals of Kuwait and their first degree family members. They must have a OK TO TRAVEL authorization obtained from the Embassy of Kuwait.
- This does not apply to domestic workers if accompanied by a national of Kuwait. They must have a OK TO TRAVEL authorization obtained from the Embassy of Kuwait.
- This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport or UN passport, members of UNESCO with prior approval from the government authorities.


27.07.2020 13:56: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter Kuwait.
- This does not apply to nationals of Kuwait and their first degree family members. They must have a OK TO TRAVEL authorization obtained from the state of Kuwait embassy.
- This does not apply to domestic workers if accompanied by a national of Kuwait. They must have a OK TO TRAVEL authorization obtained from the state of Kuwait embassy.
- This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport or UN passport, members of UNESCO with prior approval from the government authorities.
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Immediate family members of nationals of Kuwait are allowed to enter if:
- traveling with the national of Kuwaiti, or
- prior approval to enter is obtained from Kuwait Immigration Authorities.
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Domestic personnel is allowed to enter Kuwait if traveling with the Kuwaiti Sponsor.


24.07.2020 22:42: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter Kuwait.
- This does not apply to nationals of Kuwait and their first degree family members. They must have a OK TO TRAVEL authorization obtained from the state of Kuwait embassy.
- This does not apply to domestic workers if accompanied by a national of Kuwait. They must have a OK TO TRAVEL authorization obtained from the state of Kuwait embassy.
- This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic passport or UN passport, members of UNESCO with prior approval from the government authorities.
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Passengers must install 'Shlonik' in their personal device before departure. Airlines must inform Kuwait DGCA of passengers who are not able to install it. Such passengers must present their boarding pass upon arrival.
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Immediate family members of nationals of Kuwait are allowed to enter if:
- traveling with the national of Kuwaiti, or
- prior approval to enter is obtained from Kuwait Immigration Authorities.
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Domestic personnel is allowed to enter Kuwait if traveling with the Kuwaiti Sponsor.


08.05.2020 18:16: updated entry restrictions.
Passengers are not allowed to enter Kuwait.
This does not apply to nationals of Kuwait and their first degree relatives. They must have a OK TO TRAVEL authorization obtained from the state of Kuwait embassy.
This does not apply to domestic workers if accompanied by a national of Kuwait. They must have a OK TO TRAVEL authorization obtained from the state of Kuwait embassy.
This does not apply to diplomatic passport holders, UN passport holders, members of UNESCO with prior approval from the government authorities.
Passengers must install 'Shlonik' in their personal device before departure. Airlines must inform Kuwait DGCA of passengers who are not able to install it. Such passengers must present their boarding pass upon arrival.
Immediate family members of nationals of Kuwait are allowed to enter if:
- traveling with the national of Kuwaiti, or
- prior approval to enter is obtained from Kuwait Immigration Authorities.
Domestic personnel is allowed to enter Kuwait if traveling with the Kuwaiti Sponsor.


28.04.2020 23:24: updated quarantine policy.
Passengers arriving from a country other than China (People's Rep.), Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iran, Iraq, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Spain, USA or United Kingdom required to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Passengers must install 'Shlonik' in their personal device before departure. Airlines must inform Kuwait DGCA of passengers who are not able to install it. Such passengers must present their boarding pass upon arrival.


02.04.2020 15:04: imposed home/self isolation.
Passengers arriving from a country other than China (People's Rep.), Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iran, Iraq, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Spain, USA or United Kingdom required to self-quarantine for 14 days.


02.04.2020 15:04: imposed forced isolation for passengers who arrive from or have been in China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Spain, United Kingdom, United States.
Passengers arriving from China (People's Rep.), Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iran, Iraq, Italy, Korea (Rep.), Spain, USA or United Kingdom are required to undergo 14 days compulsory quarantine.


02.04.2020 15:04: updated flights restrictions for all international flights.
Flights to Kuwait are suspended.
- This does not apply to diplomatic, humanitarian or repatriation flights approved by the DGCA Air Transport Department.
- This does not apply to aircraft operated by Kuwait Air Force, Kuwait Police Wing and Kuwait Ameri Flight.
- This does not apply to aircraft exempted by the authority.


28.03.2020 17:34: imposed flights restrictions: all international flights are suspended.
Flights to Kuwait are suspended from 27 March 2020.
- This does not apply to cargo, diplomatic, humanitarian or repatriation flights approved by the DGCA Air Transport Department.
- This does not apply to aircrafts operated by Kuwait Air Force, Kuwait Police Wing and Kuwait Ameri Flight.
- This does not apply to aircrafts exempted by the authority.


13.03.2020 03:34: extended entry restrictions: imposed total entry ban.
Passengers are not allowed to enter Kuwait.
This does not apply to the immediate relatives and the domestic workers of nationals of Kuwait.
Immediate family members of nationals of Kuwait are allowed to enter if:
- traveling with the national of Kuwaiti, or
- prior approval to enter is obtained from Kuwait Immigration Authorities.
Domestic personnel is allowed to enter Kuwait if traveling with the Kuwaiti Sponsor.


[before 12th March 2020]: imposed ban entry for passengers who arrive from or during last 14 days have been in Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Lebanon, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand.

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