Kuwait travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Kuwait with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Kuwait.

Kuwait travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Kuwait with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Kuwait - quick facts
Time difference UK +3 hours
Language(s) Arabic
Currency Kuwaiti Dinar
Electricity G plug (240V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

✝ = requirements for UK travellers.

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Kuwait weather

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The Kuwait weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Kuwait.

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Kuwait travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Kuwait from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Kuwait.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Kuwait travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Kuwait with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Kuwait, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Kuwait covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Kuwait with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Kuwait travel features

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Kuwait FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Kuwait including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Kuwait due to Covid-19?

Kuwait is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Kuwait.

Check out Ministry of Health, Kuwait for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Kuwait?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Kuwait. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Kuwait and the UK?

The time difference between Kuwait and the UK is UK time+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Kuwait?

The main language spoken in Kuwait is Arabic.

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What is the currency in Kuwait?

The currency in Kuwait is the Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD).

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Which plugs are used in Kuwait?

Kuwait uses electrical plug type G (240 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Kuwait?

They drive on the right side of the road in Kuwait.

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Do you need a visa for Kuwait?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Kuwait.

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