March 25, 2020: Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Commercial Flight Leaving Kuwait on Friday, March 27

The U.S. Embassy has been informed of a commercial Kuwait Airways flight for U.S. citizens departing Kuwait International Airport on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 10:00am to New York City (JFK International Airport). The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait is working with airlines to potentially arrange additional flights to the United States, but this is currently the only confirmed flight.

If you want to depart on this flight and are willing to pay the cost of the airfare to Kuwait Airways, please email the information below to by 2:00pm today (Wednesday, March 25). The flight will be filled in the order that the emails are received, and priority will be given to elderly and minor travelers. Please do not call the Embassy to confirm receipt of your email; we will contact you if your name was forwarded to Kuwait Airways. If your name is not forwarded to Kuwait Airways, we will maintain your contact information for future possible flights.

In your email please provide the following for each passenger:

  • Full name
  • Copy of passport biodata page
  • Citizenship
  • Copy of tourist visa (if you do not have Kuwait residency)
  • Kuwait civil ID number (if applicable)
  • Date of birth
  • Email address
  • Phone number

Kuwait Airways will contact passengers directly to collect payment; we do not currently know how much the airfare will cost. You will be responsible for all arrangements and costs (lodging, onward destination or local transportation, etc.).

Please note that you will not be able to board this flight if you have a travel ban imposed by the government of Kuwait.

Unless you are contacted by Kuwait Airways for payment, do not go to the airport on Friday morning. Only those with confirmed tickets from Kuwait Airways will be permitted to fly.

U.S. citizens should continue to check the Embassy website and follow our social media platforms for announcements about possible future flights to the United States.