The Kuwaiti government has updated its COVID-19 entry requirements.

Key Points:

  • As of Dec. 26, individuals must have proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure and undergo a 10-day quarantine.
    • Individuals can end their quarantine if they receive a negative PCR test taken at least 72 hours after arrival.
  • Beginning Jan. 2, individuals who have not received a booster dose within nine months of completing their first vaccination cycle will no longer be considered fully vaccinated.
    • Such individuals will no longer be able to travel internationally or enter businesses that require individuals to be fully vaccinated.

Additional Information: Those traveling to Kuwait must register their health and travel information through the Kuwait Mosafer platform and the Shlonik application before traveling. Foreign nationals who have been in or traveled through Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe within 14 days of intended arrival are barred from entering the country.

BAL Analysis: Authorities may change entry requirements with little to no notice. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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