The question of traveling during this pandemic is one that has crossed the minds of a lot of people. Concerning travellers’ safety, airline workers, and lots more. Most countries have released their travel authorizations and regulations to give passengers some answers.

Kuwait has been one of them. The country has partly opened its airports since the first of August. However, only eligible passengers are permitted to travel to Kuwait and there are certain restrictions and regulations that every traveller must adhere to in order to gain access to Kuwait.

Aside from obtaining a visa to gain entry into Kuwait from either a local Kuwait Embassy or making sure you fill in a Kuwait e-visa application, passengers must have a negative PCR test result within four days of their department flight.

On arrival to Kuwait, passengers will be expected to go through medical screenings and PCR tests. All visitors must also install the ‘Shlonik’ app and will be subject to 14 days of quarantine.

Although a few months ago it wasn’t entirely safe to travel within this pandemic, the Kuwait government is now committed to protecting its citizens from the further spread of the disease and allowing international visitors. However, the risk of Covid-19 in Kuwait is high, and travellers are advised to suspend non-essential international trips to Kuwait.

How Travelers Can Protect Themselves and Other Passengers

If you have to travel to Kuwait during this period, you must protect yourself and others whilst on your trip. Here are some guidelines to help you.

  • Avoid being in close contact with the next passenger. At least stay about two arm’s length or 6 feet away from the next person.
  • Put on a face mask to protect your nose and mouth in public and open spaces.
  • Wash your hands as often as possible or make use of hand sanitizers.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Ensure you don’t touch your face, nose, and mouth.
  • If you are having symptoms of the illness, do not travel!

What You Should Know about the Kuwait eVisa

  • The Kuwait e-visa is a single-entry visa with a maximum of 90 days’ stay.
  • As a visitor, you cannot make use of the visa more than once.
  • Ensure to carry your e-visa around while in Kuwait, either on your smartphone or on paper.
  • Ensure your passport is valid for the next six months of your trip to Kuwait.
  • On arrival in Kuwait, you may pay a fee of $10 or 3KD in addition to the online payment.
  • The e-visa should be majorly for tourism purposes.
  • Kuwait visas are not processed on weekends, that is, Friday and Saturday.
  • It would be best if you did not have security restrictions that would prevent you from entering or leaving Kuwait.

When doing research and planning your trip, you must have in mind that Kuwait is a Muslim country. Although it isn’t as conservative as its neighbouring countries, you must dress and behave respectfully. You have to ensure that you don’t disrespect the culture and religious beliefs, especially during Ramadan.

Make sure you check out the list of things banned or illegal in Kuwait for a smooth and planned trip and enjoy your experience!