The Kuwaiti government announced last week that it would gradually reopen the country to travel over the next three months as more citizens and residents receive vaccinations.

Key Points:

  • Travel is scheduled to reopen by the end of June for individuals holding a valid residence permit. Residence permits that expired while a resident was out of the country can renew the permit remotely before entering the country.
  • In order to enter the country, travelers must receive at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. Residents who have received an unapproved vaccine will receive one dose of an approved vaccine upon arrival or soon thereafter.
  • It remains unclear when individuals holding new work, tourist or commercial visas will be allowed to enter the country.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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