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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. July 2020 at 07:23 AM

Kuwait Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Kuwait

Local Situation: 3.0 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Kuwait. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.6 / 5

Kuwait shares land borders with Iraq and Iraq. For these countries, the individual warning index is 4.7 (Iraq) and 3.1 (Saudi Arabia).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Kuwait

There are currently 51,245 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Kuwait. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 377 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Kuwait.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Kuwait

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Kuwait.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Kuwait from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in Kuwait. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The desert region near the border with Iraq due to the prevalence of unexploded ordnance. Exercise Increased Caution: The ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/kuwait-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Det allmänna säkerhetsläget är gott. Det är tillrådligt att observera allmän försiktighet och undvika folksamlingar. Man bör beakta kulturella seder och bestämmelser.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/KW

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/kuwait

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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There are limited commercial flights from Kuwait to Australia via Doha, Dubai and other transit hubs. Contact your airline or travel provider and follow the Australian Embassy on social media for the latest announcements and updates (see 'Local contacts' for links). A curfew is in place in Kuwait. Follow the advice of local authorities and minimise ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/kuwait

Individual rating changes for Kuwait

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Kuwait. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Kuwait changed from 2.7 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Kuwait to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Kuwait changed from 2.3 to 2.7. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Kuwait to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Kuwait to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Kuwait changed from 2.0 to 2.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Kuwait with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from February 14th 2020

The total rating for Kuwait changed from 2.2 to 2.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government decreased their existing warning for Kuwait to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Kuwait changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Kuwait with a rating of 1.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Kuwait with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Kuwait with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Kuwait with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Kuwait with a rating of 2.0.

About Kuwait

Kuwait with its capital Kuwait City is a country in Asia (Western Asia), slightly smaller than New Jersey (17,820 km²). The country is located Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The climate can be described as dry desert; intensely hot summers; short, cool winters. The landscape is flat to slightly undulating desert plain. With a population of about 2.6 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Kuwait City
Population about 2.6 million
Size 17.820 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than New Jersey
Common languages Arabic, English
Currency Dinar (short: KWD)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +965
Internet Top Level Domain .kw
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 KW
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 KWT
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 414

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Kuwait is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air and water pollution
  • desertification
  • limited natural freshwater resources
  • some of world's largest and most sophisticated desalination facilities provide much of the water

Natural hazzards

  • sandstorms and dust storms occur throughout the year but are most common between March and August
  • sudden cloudbursts are common from October to April and bring heavy rain, which can damage roads and houses

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Kuwait. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. cement
  2. construction materials
  3. food processing
  4. petrochemicals
  5. petroleum
  6. repair
  7. shipbuilding
  8. water desalination

Agriculture products

  1. fish

Kuwaiti Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Kuwait.

Export products

  1. fertilizers
  2. oil
  3. refined products

Import products

  1. clothing
  2. construction materials
  3. food
  4. parts
  5. vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Kuwait?

Kuwait is currently rated at 3,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Kuwait.

Is it safe to travel Kuwait in 2020?

Visiting the country Kuwait is usually fine. The score is at 3,0 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Kuwait?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Kuwait.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Kuwait?

There are currently 51,245 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Kuwait. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 377 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Kuwait.

What is the size of Kuwait?

Kuwait has a size of 17,820 km² or 6,880 mi² which is slightly smaller than New Jersey.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.