July 6, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Guidelines for Departing and Arriving Passengers

July 6, 2020

Kuwait International Airport plans to resume inbound and outbound commercial flights at 30 percent capacity on August 1.  Please read the guidelines below for departing and arriving passengers starting on August 1.  At this time, the Embassy is unaware of further details, including whether U.S. citizen residents and visitors will be able to enter Kuwait beginning on August 1.  As additional information becomes available, we will post it on our COVID-19 webpage.

Departing Passengers: Passengers departing Kuwait must obtain a health certificate issued either by a medical lab approved by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health or at the airport medical laboratory only if the country they are departing to requires a COVID-19 test.  The United States does not require a COVID-19 test for arriving passengers.  Please check with your airline for other specific guidance.

Arriving Passengers: Passengers arriving in Kuwait must obtain an approved PCR health certificate confirming negative COVID-19 test results.  They will also be required to register with the Shlonik application before boarding their aircraft for Kuwait and must sign a commitment pledge to comply with quarantine measures once in Kuwait.   Body temperature scans will be taken for all passengers before boarding their aircraft and upon arrival in Kuwait.  A random PCR test will be conducted on passengers upon arrival in Kuwait.