March 13, 2020: Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kuwait

Location:  Kuwait

Event:  The Government of Kuwait (GOK) has reported more than seventy confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.  The Kuwait International Airport will close beginning at 11:59PM Friday, March 13 until further notice to all commercial flights except for arriving Kuwaiti citizens and their immediate family members who are traveling with them.  Cargo air traffic will continue to be permitted.  Quarantine measures have been implemented to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be aware of current travel restrictions entering and exiting Kuwait, which may change with little or no advance notice.

Beginning Thursday, March 12, all non-emergency government offices will close at least through Thursday, March 26, unless otherwise notified.  Schools, universities, and colleges have already been closed by the government through at least the same date.  Movie theaters and wedding halls have also been closed until further notice.  The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait continues to closely monitor developments related to COVID-19 in Kuwait.  Visit the local government COVID-19 website for updated information.

Actions to Take: