The Kuwaiti government recently announced that it would reopen its borders to fully vaccinated foreign nationals.

Key Points:

  • Beginning Oct. 24, Kuwaiti officials will begin issuing visas to fully vaccinated foreign nationals wanting to enter the country.
  • Authorities expect that visa processing times will be longer than normal because of increased applications.
  • Individuals traveling to Kuwait must register their health and travel information on the Kuwait Mosafer platform and the Shlonik application before traveling.

BAL Analysis: The decision to reopen the country to fully vaccinated foreign nationals is welcome news. Employers and employees should plan for longer than normal processing times as the country reopens. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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