Kuwait – Covid-19 – Immigration update

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Update: April 24th, 2020

Government institutions to close temporarily

What is the change?

Kuwait recently announced government closures and other measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key points

  • From April 26 to May 28, all Ministries, government entities/organizations and public institutions will be closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Official work days will start again on May 31.
  • New curfew hours will be implemented from the beginning of Ramadan. They will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Those who violate the curfew or home quarantine measures will have their names published in media such as daily newspapers and social media.      
  • Kuwait International Airport remains closed and foreign nationals are banned from entering Kuwait via the airport. Entry is limited to Kuwaiti citizens, their immediate family members and domestic workers who are travelling with them. All other travelers are not allowed entry into the country until further notice.
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