Kuwait Travel Restrictions

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Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Kuwait.

Kuwait entry details and exceptions

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 KuwaitTravelling from South Africa to Kuwait

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Kuwait.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa 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 South Africa from Kuwait

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Kuwait must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Kuwait are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Kuwait

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


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