Medical travellers returning to Kuwait must quarantine

Kuwaiti patients sent aboard for medical treatment and returning after completion must present a letter issued by the Kuwaiti Health Office in the foreign country from where they sought treatment.

Kuwait’s International Airport, and land and sea borders have reopened, but travel from specified high-risk countries is banned. There is a temporary ban on entry for all foreigners and health clubs are closed with a national lockdown. Only nationals are allowed in.

Passengers arriving in Kuwait must present negative PCR test results taken no later than 72 hours before arrival. Everyone is also tested at the airport, and on day seven of quarantine.

Kuwait has now re-introduced institutional quarantine of seven days for all those returning from abroad. Travellers will need to pay for the quarantine facilities, which will be at local hotels, and will also be required to undergo another seven days of home quarantine.

In a normal year, 20,000 Kuwaitis travel abroad for medical care. It is unclear where current medical travellers are going, as preferred destinations such as the UK, USA, Europe and Dubai are either closed or heavily restricted.