Foreign travel advice

Kuwait

Summary

Around 7,000 British nationals live in Kuwait and a further 10,000 visit each year. Most visits to Kuwait are trouble-free.

You must carry your passport or a Kuwait civil identification card at all times.

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

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Kuwait. See Terrorism

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.