Kuwait Travel Restrictions

609.2 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
67.32% of citizens have been vaccinated decrease from 67.32% last week
Most visitors from Canada will not be allowed to enter Kuwait.

Kuwait border status

Kuwait has restricted the entry of all travelers except Kuwaiti nationals, their immediate families, and domestic workers who are accompanied by a Kuwaiti national. All of the above must have OK TO TRAVEL authorization obtained from the state of Kuwait embassy.

All travelers must install the "Shlonik" and "Kuwait-Mosafer" app on their personal device before departure. Kuwait DGCA will be informed of any traveler who cannot install the app, and they will have to present their boarding pass upon arrival.

Travelers must register online prior to departure.

Outgoing travel to KuwaitTraveling from Canada to Kuwait

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Kuwait.
Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Kuwait.
Details and exceptions

On arrival in Kuwait, travelers will need to undergo a further PCR test at the airport. All travelers will subsequently be subject to 14-day home quarantine.


Return travelReturning to Canada from Kuwait

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type
Travelers returning from Kuwait must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors returning from Kuwait will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.
Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Kuwait

Masks:Required in public spaces.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions


  • Most visitors from Canada can enter Kuwait but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 14 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces.

  • Open with restrictions

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