March 29, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Information on Possible Flights to the United States

March 29, 2020

A commercial Kuwait Airways flight for U.S. citizens departed Kuwait International Airport on Friday, March 27, 2020 to New York City (JFK International Airport).

The Embassy is working with airlines to potentially arrange additional flights to the United States. Announcements about possible flights will be sent to all STEP registrants, posted on the Embassy website, and amplified by the Embassy’s social media platforms.

It is likely that flights will be scheduled with little advance notice, and onward travel arrangements from the arrival point in the United States will be the responsibility of the traveler. U.S. citizens should decide now whether they wish to depart Kuwait if another commercial repatriation flight were to become available. Potential travelers should consult CDC guidance on travel, consider health conditions at their final destination, and remember that they will not be able to return to Kuwait until the airport re-opens and commercial service has been restored. U.S. citizens who wish to depart Kuwait should also ensure that their travel documentation is in order, that there is no travel ban on their departure, and that they have funds to purchase tickets. As a frame of reference (with no guarantee that future flights will cost the same), the price of an economy class ticket for the March 27 flight was KD 310