Visa Requirements for Kuwait

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Freedom of Travel

Passport holders of 5 countries have freedom of travel to Kuwait. This often means there will be no limitation on the duration of stay, and no restrictions on activities such as volunteering, employment, or conducting business.

Visa Not Required

Passport holders of 1 country can travel to Kuwait without prior visa, eVisa, or on-arrival visa.

Visa On Arrival

Visa to travel in Kuwait can be obtained at airports and other borders crossings for Passport holders of 13 countries.


Passport holders for 1 country can obtain an electronic visa / authorization prior to arrival to travel to Kuwait.

eVisa / On Arrival

On-Arrival visa or an electronic visa / authorization is available to passport holders of 58 countries to travel to Kuwait.

Pre-arranged Visa Required

Prior to arrival at Kuwait, passport holders of 147 countries must obtain a visa at their corresponding consulate of Kuwait. Additional travel conditions (such as Visas to other countries) may waive this requirement.

Entry Refused

Disagreements between Kuwait and 4 countries have imposed restrictions in traveling to Kuwait.

  • Entry RefusedDue to COVID-19, Kuwait government stops issuing the travel visas to the ordinary passport holders of Chinese citizens.
  • Entry RefusedDue to SARS-CoV-2, Kuwait government stops issuing the travel visas to the ordinary passport holders of Chinese citizens, including Hong Kong SAR passport holders.
  • Entry RefusedIn 1990, Iraq accused Kuwait of stealing Iraqi oil through slant drilling, however some Iraqi sources indicated Saddam Hussein's decision to attack Kuwait was made only a few months before the actual invasion. ... The state of Kuwait was annexed and proclaimed as Iraq's 19th province.
    Passengers with a confirmation that a visa has been approved before departure can collect their original visa at immigration counter.
  • Entry RefusedPart of the Arab League boycott of Israel.

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