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Travel Guidelines for Passengers “Arriving” Kuwait:

All Travelers aged six and above must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before your travel to Kuwait.

“All passengers arriving in Kuwait must install the Kuwait Mobile ID, Immune App or Shlonik app and must update all the required information on Kuwait Mosafer Platform preferably 3‑4 days prior to your arrival at Kuwait. But passengers registered under the Belsalamah platform, are not required to register themselves on the Kuwait Mosafer or Shlonik App. (Source)”

Important note: All Kuwaiti citizens travelling from Kuwait must have active medical insurance to cover treatment abroad in case of injuries or accidents.

Travel to Kuwait

COVID-19 PCR TEST

Time for Test Result: within 24 hours
Required for: International Travel includes a free travel certificate

RAPID ANTIGEN TEST

Time for Test Result: within 3 - 6 hours
Accepted for: Employment and Domestic Travel
Includes supervision of a Doctor

What are the Covid –19 travel restrictions in Kuwait?

  • The Vaccination requirements: Non-Kuwaiti residents are allowed entry into Kuwait provided they are fully vaccinated with two doses of the Pfizer, AstraZeneca, or Moderna vaccines or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
  • Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
  • Testing: Negative PCR test results are required 72 hours before you arrive in Kuwait.
  • Quarantine Required: Yes
  • Quarantine Details: 14 days Self-quarantine is required for all countries.
  • Lockdown in Effect: Partial
  • Events: Banned
  • Transport: Operational with restrictions
  • Shopping: Open

Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Please visit the Kuwait embassy website for update on Covid-19 restrictions before you travel to Kuwait.

You need to know the Travel requirements for PCR testing and entry of the destination country you’re planning to travel to. Finding a local lab or pharmacy or relevant healthcare center for tests can be stressful and time-consuming. You can book your PCR test in advance by filling in the form or Call/WhatsApp Us at +91 9819080018 or e-mail us at support@healthatmos.com. No matter where you are in the world, you can book your test with a click of a button and get your sample collected at your residence. Have a safe trip! 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • All passengers travelling to Kuwait must complete both, the Home Quarantine Consent and Shlonik Consent forms electronically through the Kuwait Mosafer Platform. But Kuwait Mosafer and Immune App are optional for Kuwaiti nationals only.
  • All vaccinated passengers (Kuwaiti citizens and residents) entering the State of Kuwait are subject to home quarantine for a week from the date of entry. The scheduled home quarantine period can be ended within the week only by completing a COVID‑19 PCR test and receiving a negative test result.
  • All passengers travelling to Kuwait must complete both, the Home Quarantine Consent and Shlonik Consent forms electronically through the Kuwait Mosafer Platform. But Kuwait Mosafer and Immune App are optional for Kuwaiti nationals only.
  • Kuwaiti citizens, first‑degree family members and workers travelling along with them who are not vaccinated, or have been vaccinated with vaccines not approved by the Kuwait Ministry of Health, must pay for two COVID‑19 PCR tests and undergo institutional quarantine for a week at any government approved hotel listed in Kuwait Mosafer platform at their own expense. This must be followed by home quarantine for another week.

Kuwaiti nationals, first‑degree relatives and their domestic workers will be allowed entry to Kuwait under the following conditions based on their vaccination status, administered in or outside Kuwait:

  • Kuwaiti nationals who are fully vaccinated with the approved vaccines will be accepted without updating the Immune App provided they are able to present a vaccine certificate approved by official authorities.
  • Partially vaccinated passengers whose Immune Application / KWI Mobile ID status is yellow could be accepted for travel provided they register on Kuwait‑Mosafer and Shlonik App. This category of passengers will be subject to a 7‑day home quarantine.
  • Non vaccinated passengers (non‑vaccinated passengers and those vaccinated with vaccines not approved by KWI) could be accepted for travel provided they prepay for and pre‑book 2 Covid‑19 PCR tests and 7 days institutional quarantine through the Kuwait Mosafer platform.

GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries are; United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar and the State of Kuwait.

  • GCC Nationals who are fully vaccinated with the approved vaccines (inside or outside Kuwait) are accepted without the Immune App provided they produce vaccine certificates approved by official authorities.
  • Non‑Kuwaiti passengers who have taken Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik vaccines are allowed to travel to Kuwait provided they have received at least 1 dose of a Kuwait approved vaccine.

All Non-Kuwaiti passengers must have a valid Kuwait residence / entry visa.

Restrictions to travel from Kuwait are imposed by Kuwaiti authorities. Kuwaiti citizens are not allowed to travel from Kuwait unless they have received vaccines approved by the Kuwait Ministry of Health with a green colour indication on the Kuwait Mobile ID or Immune App.

The passengers mentioned below are exempted from this requirement:

  • Citizens holding a certificate from the Ministry of Health proving their inability to be vaccinated due to health reasons.
  • Pregnant Kuwaiti citizens, provided they carry a certificate to prove their pregnancy.
  • Kuwaiti citizens below 12 years of age.

The vaccines mentioned below are approved by the Kuwait Ministry of Health, whether they are taken inside or outside the State of Kuwait.

  • Pfizer BioNTech (two doses)
  • AstraZeneca/Oxford (two doses)
  • Moderna (two doses)
  • Johnson & Johnson (one dose)

Non‑Kuwaiti passengers who have taken Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik vaccines are allowed to travel to Kuwait provided they have received at least 1 dose of a Kuwait approved vaccine.

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