Foreign travel advice



Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Kuwait. You should be vigilant at all times, particularly in crowded places popular with foreign nationals, and take additional security precautions. 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 Al 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.

You can contact the emergency services by calling 112 (fire, police and ambulance).

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

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.