Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Kuwait’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.
If you plan to pass through another country on any leg of your journey to or from Kuwait, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.
It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) guidance on foreign travel insurance.
Around 4,000 British nationals live in Kuwait and a further 10,000 visit each year. Most visits to Kuwait are trouble-free.
There is a possibility of an increased threat against Western interests, including UK citizens. You should remain vigilant and keep up to date with the latest developments, including via the media and this travel advice.
Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Kuwait. See Terrorism
Visitors must carry their passport at all times. Those resident in Kuwait must carry their Kuwaiti civil identification card at all times. See Local laws and customs
Take care if you plan to travel to the areas of Jahra or Jleeb Al Shuyoukh, where there are higher than average levels of crime. See Local travel
Following maritime restrictions issued by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior in 2011, you should also take care when sailing in Kuwaiti waters. See Sea travel
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.
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