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March 23, 2021: Health Alert – Curfew & Entry Restriction Changes on March 23
March 23, 2021

Location: Kuwait  

Event: On March 22, the government of Kuwait announced changes to curfew restrictions and entry requirements.  

Curfew Restrictions 

Starting March 23, curfew will begin one hour later. Curfew will be in effect from 6:00 PM to 5:00 AM daily until April 8.  U.S. citizens should observe the restrictions announced by the Kuwaiti government during the curfew period.  

There is a new period for walking outdoors in one’s neighborhood from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Restaurants may now deliver until 10:00 PM.  

See further information about current restrictions and exceptions on our COVID-19 page 

Entry Requirements 

Entry to Kuwait for non-Kuwaiti citizens remains suspended until further notice.  There are exceptions available for first-degree relatives of Kuwaiti citizens and domestic employees traveling with them. Details on this and other possible exceptions can be found at corona.e.gov.kw/en. A valid visa or residency is required for entry.   

Passengers who are permitted to arrive in Kuwait must still undergo seven (7) days of institutional quarantine upon arrival at a hotel in Kuwait, at their own expense, and seven (7) days of home quarantine after a negative PCR test on day six.  Passengers in the below categories are now excluded from the institutional quarantine requirement and are instead subject to a 7-day home quarantine with a PCR test on the seventh day. Those who: 

  • have had two COVID-19 vaccine shots with the second at least two weeks prior to entry, 
  • have had one COVID-19 vaccine shot at least five weeks prior to entry,  
  • have recovered from COVID-19 and who have had one vaccine shot at least two weeks prior to entry. 

Requirements for pre-arrival, on-arrival, and mid-quarantine PCR tests remain.  Shlonik and Mosafer registration are also still required. See our COVID-19 page for details. 

Actions to Take:    

  • Stay abreast of local news and information.   
  • Check with your airlines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions  
  • Consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the most up-to-date information.    
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov 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