Summary

Protests take place periodically in Kuwait. Recent protests have taken place in central Kuwait City and the Sabah Al-Nasser area. You should avoid large crowds and demonstrations. See Political situation

There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism

Following maritime restrictions issued by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior in 2011, you should take care when sailing in Kuwaiti waters. See Sea travel

Take care if you plan to travel in conservative areas like Jahra and Jleeb As Shuyoukh. See Local travel

Around 6,000 British nationals live in Kuwait and a further 5,000 visit each year. Most visits to Kuwait are trouble-free.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.