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There are no COVID-19 restrictions in place for travel to Kuwait from Singapore. There is no requirement o present certificates of vaccination / testing for COVID-19.


E-visas are now available. Visit the Ministry of Interior website (https://evisa.moi.gov.kw) for more information. On arrival in Kuwait, the immigration authorities may ask to see evidence of return or onward travel, a sponsor's letter and hotel confirmation. 


The information here only serves as a guide.  As entry restrictions may change at short notice, you are advised to contact your travel agency, or the Embassy of Kuwait in Singapore to ensure that you have accurate information for your specific purpose prior to departure.


Travellers should exercise caution against petty crime, particularly in tourist areas. Keep valuables in a safe and secure place out of public view. Avoid travelling alone, especially in quiet areas and after dark.

Protests and demonstrations may occur in Kuwait without warning. While most are peaceful, these can possibly turn violent abruptly. Travellers should monitor the news for reports of possible protest activity and avoid political gatherings wherever possible. Follow the advice of the local authorities.

Terrorism remains an ongoing threat in Kuwait. Places of worship have been attacked in the past. Further attacks are possible and could be indiscriminate.

Unexploded landmines remain a hazard in Kuwait. Stay on well-used roads and paths.

Kuwait is a Muslim country. Tourists should respect local sensitivities, and dress and behave accordingly especially during the holy month of Ramadan or if intending to visit religious areas. It is illegal to criticise religious, political matters and figures, which includes the Kuwait Amir. Drug offences carry heavy penalties, including lengthy prison sentences, large fines and the death penalty.

It is also an offence to enter or take any photographs near government, military, industrial and other restricted areas (e.g. near borders).

Sand and dust storms occur regularly. Flash floods may also occur, especially between December to January. Travellers are advised to monitor local news and regional weather forecasts.

Overseas Travel – Be Informed & Be Safe [Updated on 5 February 2024]

Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws, customs, and COVID-19 regulations.

Demonstrations do occur in major cities across the world. Such demonstrations can sometimes escalate into violence. It is important for Singaporeans to keep abreast of local news, avoid any protests or demonstrations and heed the advice of the local authorities.

When participating in outdoor leisure activities overseas, Singaporeans should be mindful that certain sporting activities, especially in open seas, may carry risks. Besides ensuring that one has the physical competencies and appropriate condition to undertake the activity, every effort should be made to ascertain if the trip organiser or guide is reliable and competent, and that appropriate safety and contingency plans are in place. When in doubt, Singaporeans should consult the relevant professional bodies or sporting associations for specific advice.


For those planning to travel, here are some tips:

Before travelling

  • Familiarise yourself with our network of overseas missions.
  • Purchase comprehensive travel insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage.
  • Equip yourself with research about your destination’s entry requirements, current situation, local laws and customs.
  • eRegister with us on our website (www.mfa.gov.sg) so that we may reach out to you during an emergency.

While travelling

  • Always take care of your personal safety, remain vigilant and monitor local weather news, advisories, and security developments.
  • Exercise caution around large gatherings and avoid locations known for demonstrations or disturbances.
  • Be prepared for possible delays and last-minute changes in travel plans especially during unforeseen events such as natural disasters, social unrest or terror attacks.
  • Stay connected with your friends and family. Inform them of your whereabouts and provide them with your overseas contact details.
  • In the event that you require consular assistance, please contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

Advisory: Email Scams

There have been reports of individuals receiving scam emails/messages purportedly sent from friends in distress overseas. These emails/messages typically originate from an email address/social media known to the receiver bearing claims of the sender getting into trouble overseas and urgently requesting financial assistance. The sender would also claim to have approached a Singapore Embassy/Consulate and the local Police for help to no avail.

MFA takes the safety of all Singaporeans very seriously.  Singaporeans in distress approaching our Overseas Missions for assistance will be rendered with all necessary consular assistance.  If you receive such emails/messages from purported friends seeking funds transfers, we strongly advise you to call them first to verify the authenticity of the emails/messages before responding to their request.  It is also not advisable to give out any personal information such as NRIC/passport numbers, address, telephone number, etc.  Any form of reply, even one of non-interest, could result in more unsolicited emails.  Members of the public who suspect that they have fallen prey to such scams should report the matter to the Police immediately.  Should Singaporeans abroad require consular assistance, they can contact the nearest Singapore Overseas Mission or call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24-hr Duty Office at +65 6379 8800/+65 6379 8855.

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