December 30, 2020: Health Alert – Airport and Border Reopening

Location: Kuwait International Airport, and all Kuwaiti land and sea borders 

Event: The Government of Kuwait has announced that the airport will reopen starting January 2, 2021 at 4 AM, after which it will resume normal 24/7 operating hours.  Land and sea borders will also be open beginning January 2, 2021, from 9 AM to 3 PM daily. 

Actions to Take: 

  • Stay abreast of local news and information concerning travel restrictions. 
  • Check with your airlines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions. Please note that while you may be able to make an online purchase for a flight, flights may not be guaranteed for departure and your flight may still be cancelled. 
  • Consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the most up-to-date information. 
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information. 
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States. 
  • U.S. citizens should continue to check the Embassy website and follow our social media platforms for announcements. 
  • If you have not done so already, enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and messages from the Embassy. 


U.S. Embassy Kuwait
P.O. Box 77
Safat 13001

Telephone: (+965) 2259-1001
Emergency Telephone: (+965) 2259-1001
Fax: (+965) 2538-0282