Current travel advisories for Kuwait

Last Update: Thursday, 21. February 2019 at 07:25

We advice caution when travelling to Kuwait.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.4 / 5

Kuwait is a country in Asia (Western Asia) with around 3 million citizens and a land mass of 17,820 km². We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.7 / 5

Kuwait shares land borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia. For these countries, the individual warning index is 4.8 (Iraq) and 2.5 (Saudi Arabia). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/kuwait-travel-advisory.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise normal precautions in Kuwait. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The desert region near the border with Iraq due to the prevalence of unexploded ordnance. Exercise Increased Caution: The City of Al Jahra in northwest of Kuwait City due to crime. The Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh area in Kuwait City due to crime. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

Danger level: 1

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New Zealand government

https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/kuwait

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Exercise increased caution in Kuwait due to the threat of terrorism and potential for civil unrest. 

Danger level: 2

Exercise increased caution / Some Risk.

Canadian government

https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/kuwait

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Danger level: 3

Exercise a high degree of caution.

Maltese government

https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese nationals travelling to the State of Kuwait to exercise caution, due to tensions in the surrounding regions. Moreover, the country witnesses a threat from terrorism. The attacks could be indiscriminate and may include places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. Terrorists continue to issue statements threatening to carry out attacks in the Gulf region. These include references to attacks on western interests, including residential compounds, military, oil, transport, and aviation interests. There is an increased risk of attacks in or near places of worship, mainly Shia places of worship, and heightened security measures have been put in place at these sites. Maltese citizens present in the area should be vigilant in public areas, monitor any developments through the media and follow the advice of local authorities.

Danger level: 3

Exercise high degree of caution.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/kuwait/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Basic facts

Citizens
around 3 million
Covering landmass
17,820 km²
Electricity
240V - 50Hz
Currency
Dinar (KWD)
ISO 2-Letter Code
KW
Phone prefix
+965
Top Level Domain
.kw
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.