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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:


PASSENGER HEALTH CONSENT FORM:

  • 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.
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
Kuwait https://kuwaitmosafer.com
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.
Saudi Arabia Effective 15 September 2020
1. GCC citizens & non Saudi passengers holding a valid Visa only are allowed to travel to Saudi.
2. Health Declaration Form must be completed by all passengers.
3. 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)
4. Preventive Measures for Travelers arriving to Saudi Arabia during the COVID-19. Click here for more details.
5. Passengers with tourist visas are not allowed to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia until further notice. Click here
6. 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 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 www.gov.uk/uk-border-control for detailed public health advice and requirements for entering the UK.
USA USA Traveler Health Declaration
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/faqs.html#International-Travel

PCR CERTIFICATE:

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 96 hours from the date of examination until the date of acceptance onboard the flight. Click here
  • 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

  • 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
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

HAND BAGGAGE/CARRY ON BAGGAGE:

Departing passengers will not be permitted to carry hand luggage or luggage on board, except for small bags for medicine, personal effects and children's belongings.


VISA/RESIDENCY

  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.
  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) can enter the State of Kuwait if they hold a valid visa/residence permit. Such passengers should provide a proof of their relationship at the airport upon request.
  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:
    https://hawyti.paci.gov.kw/English/Home.aspx
  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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • 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.


EXTERNAL LINKS FOR GENERAL INFORMATION:

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