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Keeping You Safe, Every Step of your Journey

Your health and safety is our number one priority when traveling Kuwait Airways. We have taken all the necessary precautionary measures to ensure you have a safe journey when flying with us, every step of the way.

Travel Guidelines

** Since the travel regulations of every destination continue to change frequently, Customers are reminded that it remains their responsibility to avoid any interruptions that might occur to your travel itinerary due to incomplete travel documentation.

Travel Regulations by Country:

It is the sole responsibility of passengers to ensure that they meet the Entry and Health Requirements of the Desired Destination/Transit (if applicable) Countries

Please select the Destination country for more details:


  • Please complete the Passenger Health Consent Form as required by the respective Destination Countries.
Country Information
Bahrain As per Bahrain Government Authorities, passengers are requested to complete the Health Declaration Form , which will also allow to download the "BeAware App" and finalize the payment process before departure to avoid any delays upon arrival.
Canada Effective November 21, 2020, it is mandatory for all travelers flying to Canada to submit their COVID-related information digitally through ArriveCAN. For more information, visit

Starting October 31 2020, Passengers arriving to Canada will require digital (ArriveCAN App or website) submission only, with limited exceptions and all paper forms will be eliminated. Exceptions for digital submission will include in transit passengers whose final destination is not Canada and an inability to submit due to ArriveCAN service disruptions.
  • Passengers  without electronic receipt or refuse to provide the information but have a "Right of Entry" (primarily Canadian citizens or permanent residents), ​can board but they will be subject to a fine upon arrival in Canada. 
  • Passengers without a Right of Entry or electronic ArriveCan receipt, are prohibited from boarding.
China Passengers including Chinese Citizens/Foreign Passengers travelling to/from Guangzhou, are required to refer the Travel Guidelines issued by the China Authorities, for the nucleic acid test including list of Government designated Institutions for the tests and the HS Green Health Code (Chinese citizen) or health Status Declaration (foreign citizen).
Germany Passengers travelling to Germany, please refer to the Regulations for entering Germany as provided by the Federal Ministry of Health.
India All passengers travelling to India shall fill the following self-declaration form at least 72 hours before the scheduled travel time.
Self Reporting Form

Please refer to the updated Guidelines for International Arrivals , provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India.
1. Passengers departing from Kuwait International Airport are required to register on the “Kuwait Mosafer” APP
2. Citizens will only be admitted to departing flights from Kuwait after presenting a health insurance certificate covering infection with the corona virus throughout the travel period and a written travel pledge.
3. Scan the PCR certificates through the “Kuwait Mosafer” APP to verify the validity.
Lebanon Effective 23rd September 2020, Required Procedure for the Passengers arriving to Lebanon.

• Passenger (except Children under 12 years) must hold PCR negative test result from one of the certified laboratories by local authorities , same to be provided at the time of Checkin.
• Negative test result validity must not exceed 96 hours between the test result and the date of arrival to Lebanon.
• Passengers who do not carry a negative PCR Test result are not allowed to board.
• Passengers must complete the medical form issued by the Ministry of Public Health of Lebanon.
• Passengers travelling from Iraq, Syria, Turkey and all African countries to Lebanon a second PCR Test would be done upon arrival at Rafik Hariri International Airport – Beirut.
• Passengers travelling from Kuwait and other countries, to Lebanon, are exempted from the PCR test on arrival at the airport, instead choose to do the PCR test latest within 72 hours from the date of arrival to Lebanon at their own expense or quarantine at home or hotel for 10 days from the date of arrival to Lebanon.

For exemptions and more information Click here .
Oman Passengers travelling to Oman are required to fill Traveler Registration Form (TRF), Download the Tarassud APP & HMushrif APP and Quarantine for 14 days at your place of residence. Travelers under 15 years of age are exempted from the above and for more details refer to Travel Check list & Guide by Oman Authorities before travelling to the Sultanate of Oman.

Effective 01st October 2020, Oman shall resume flights as permitted by Civil Aviation Authority under applicable procedures.
For passengers departing and arriving to Sultanate of Oman check below
1. Click here for Coronavirus Travel Guide.
2. Click here for PCR/ Travel Restrictions/ applicable for Sultanate of Oman
3. Click here for Workers who completed 6 months outside the Sultanate and with valid residency.
Qatar 1. Before arrival to Qatar, fill the HEALTH ASSESSMENT FORM FOR RETURNING TRAVELERS.
2. All passengers travelling to the State of Qatar must adhere to the Travel Regulations issued by the State of Qatar. Please click here for more details on the Travel Guidelines including the List of Low Risk countries, Accredited Medical Centers , Exceptional Entry Permits, Quarantine etc.
3. “EHTERAZ” application on their cell phone.
Saudi Arabia Effective 15 September 2020
1. Health Practitioners in India and their families are exempt from the suspension of travel to/from countries where the (Covid-19) has outbreak. Please click here for more details.
2. GCC citizens & non Saudi passengers holding a valid Visa only are allowed to travel to Saudi.
3. Health Declaration Form must be completed by all passengers.
4. Only passengers with negative result (PCR) test are allowed to board, done no later than 72 hours before time of departure to the Kingdom. Children less than 8 years old are exempted from the required PCR test certificate. Saudi Nationals are exempted from the required PCR test certificate. (GACA Circular – Saudi Arabia)
5. Preventive Measures for Travelers arriving to Saudi Arabia during the COVID-19. Click here for more details.
6. Passengers with tourist visas are not allowed to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia until further notice. Click here
7. List of Private Medical Centers accredited by Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia for PCR test
UAE - Dubai Smart App
Declaration Form
Travel Updates

  • All arriving passengers who are UAE residents must ensure they have been granted entry permission to travel back to the UAE. Such passengers must be in possession of the said approval and must produce the same at check-in despite of receiving OK TO BOARD on the Departure Control System.
  • Passengers who hold a Dubai Residency issued from Dubai will continue to require an entry/re entry permit approval before planning their return. Click here for more information.
  • All other UAE residents can obtain the entry permission from the Federal Authority. This service allows residents from other Emirates with valid resident visa to confirm entry/reentry into the UAE. Click here for more information.
  • Click here for entry of Nigerian Citizens into the United Arab Emirates with Visit Visas.

Sample copy of GDFRA approval and ICA approval for reference.

UK Effective 15th December 2020, the UK Government announced the introduction of a “test to release” for International arrivals. For more details, please click here

Effective 30 October 2020, the UK is taking steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
1) To protect your health and others, everyone must complete an online passenger locator form before arrival in the United Kingdom.
2) You may be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. Check the exempt countries list immediately before you travel as this list can change at short notice.
3) It is a legal requirement that you wear a face covering on public transport in the UK.
Failure to comply with the above measures is a criminal offence and you could be fined. Please visit for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK.
USA USA Traveler Health Declaration

Mandatory Mask requirement by CDC for Air travel.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Interim Guidance and strongly recommends appropriate masks to be worn by all passengers for the duration of travel to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Mask use may be exempted for children under 2 years and under certain circumstances as exempted by CDC. Non-compliance of the requirement might result in Refusal to Board. Please click here for the exemptions more details.


As per Kuwait DGCA stipulations, all arrival passengers should have an official PCR Certificate, issued by one of the laboratories accredited by the concerned Authorities in the State of Kuwait, as follows:

  • A PCR certificate proving that the arrived passenger is not affected with COVID-19
  • PCR certificate validity should not exceed 72 hours from the date of examination until the date of acceptance onboard the flight.
  • For passengers travelling outside Kuwait and with travel period not exceeding four (4) days, it is not required to conduct a PCR examination upon their return if the PCR certificate issued by the State of Kuwait before leaving the country is still valid, and the passenger adheres to health requirements.
  • Certificate should be in English language and preferably to carry the hard copy of the PCR Certificate.

  • Exemptions:
    • Based on the instructions of the Health Authorities in the State of Kuwait, Infants (0-24 months) and passengers under the age of (6) years are exempted from performing the (PCR) test.
    • PCR test certificate is not required for Transit Passengers at Kuwait. However, Transit passengers must meet all the requirements (including PCR test certificate, if required) by the arriving country (their destination).
For the list of relevant health centres acredited by State of Kuwait click here

For those countries not on this list, passengers must obtain the PCR certificate from Local Government approved health centers, such as those listed below for selected countries.

Local Government approved Hospitals and Laboratories to issue PCR Tests for travel to KWI.
Country Remarks
Bahrain Click here to download PDF list
China Passengers including Chinese Citizens/Foreign Passengers travelling to/from Guangzhou, are required to refer the Travel Guidelines issued by the China Authorities, for the nucleic acid test including list of Government designated Institutions for the tests and the HS Green Health Code (Chinese citizen) or health Status Declaration (foreign citizen).
Italy Click here to download PDF list
Qatar Click here to download PDF list
Saudi Arabia List of Private Medical Centers accredited by Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia for PCR test
SriLanka Click here to download PDF list
Thailand Click here to download PDF list
Oman Ministry of Health in Oman has approved all private hospitals in Muscat to carry out the subject test and Click here for the list of private hospitals in Muscat.
UK Click here to download PDF list
France Click here
UAE All DHA approved hospitals provide authorized PCR tests, as there is no specific list provided by the authorities


  1. Passengers who have been in or transited through the following list of countries are not allowed to enter Kuwait unless they spend a period of at least 14 days in a country not mentioned in this list: as per DGCA Circular 2020/98
    Afghanistan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iraq, Islamic Republic of Iran, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Nepal, Northern Macedonia, Pakistan, Panama, People Republic of China, Peru, Philippines, Republic Dominicans, Republic of Argentina, Republic of India, Republic of Yemen, Serbia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, The French Republic, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland / Effective from Dec 21, 2020).
  2. GCC nationals who wish to travel to The State of Kuwait must hold a valid passport (Travel with Civil ID is not permitted).
    - Kuwaiti Nationals who are abroad and had exited Kuwait with civil ID, are permitted to travel back and re-enter the State of Kuwait with their Civil ID.
  3. Visas upon Arrival are not currently issued at Kuwait International Airport.
    - Domestic workers (house maids/drivers) can enter the State of Kuwait only if they are accompanying their sponsors (Kuwaiti Nationals or GCC citizens), and they are in possession of a valid visa (they are not eligible for visa upon arrival).
  4. Spouses or immediate family members of Kuwaiti Nationals (such as father/mother/children) are allowed to enter to the State of Kuwait, providing the proof of their relationship, this is also including the house labors accompanying the sponsor with a valid residence even if they are arriving from the banned 34 countries.
    In the event of sponsor death outside the State of Kuwait, house labors are allowed to enter the State of Kuwait provided they meet all the regular conditions.
  5. Persons who had renewed their residence permit online can travel back to Kuwait by presenting their valid mobile civil ID using the Kuwait Mobile ID App:
  6. Residence permit holders who had stayed more than 6 months outside Kuwait:
    - Are permitted to enter the State of Kuwait if they had exited on/after 01 Sep 2019 and are holding a valid visa/residence permit.
    - Are not permitted to enter the State of Kuwait if they had exited before/on 31 Aug 2019 even if they are in possession of a valid visa/residence permit.
  7. Passenger showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or High Temperature will not be accepted on the flight to Kuwait.
  8. All employees of the Ministry of Health (MOH) and their first degree relative (Husband/Wife/Children), who are in possession of a valid residency or a valid entry permit, are allowed to travel to the State of Kuwait via Direct/Transit. First degree relative of MOH employee (Husband/ Wife/ Children): Should submit the proof of relation.
    • Civil ID copy of MOH Employee
    • Marriage Certificate or Both passports (husband and wife) contains Spouse’s name
    • Birth Certificate for children’s or Passport contains parent’s name.
  9. Employees of the Private Medical Sector in the State of Kuwait, who have valid residency are allowed to travel to the State of Kuwait. For the list of Private Medical sectors click here


  • Animals which are carried in cargo hold will not be accepted on all Kuwait Airways' inbound flights to Kuwait.
  • For your health and safety kindly be informed that Kuwait Airways will not be providing pillows, blankets, and headphones in all classes. Please thus, feel free to bring your own headphones.

We do apologize for this inconvenience. This is part of the in-flight safety measures we are taking to prevent the spread of Covid -19.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


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