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Partial curfew to continue until end of Ramadan

20 April 2021
Partial curfew to continue until end of Ramadan
According to the latest decision by the Kuwait government, curfew will be in place in Kuwait, although, the curfew hours in Kuwait will remain unchanged.

Kuwait further extends grace period for illegal residents

17 April 2021
Kuwait further extends grace period for illegal residents
The Kuwaiti authorities have announced further extension of grace period for illegal foreign residents in the country by another month.

Kuwait grants approval to reopen preschools

14 April 2021
Kuwait grants approval to reopen preschools
The Health Ministry in Kuwait announced that it has granted approval for a plan for reopening of preschools in September.

New rule in Kuwait permits SME employees to transfer job after a year

11 April 2021
New rule in Kuwait permits SME employees to transfer job after a year
This allow employees to work in a Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to transfer their work permit to another SME after a year, instead of three years.

No entry for women to Mosques in Kuwait during Ramadan

05 April 2021
No entry for women to Mosques in Kuwait during Ramadan
As per the announcement by the Undersecretary at the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Farid Emadi, only men are allowed to attend tarawih prayers during Ramadan.

Kuwait to increase Pakistani workforce in multiple trades

21 March 2021
Kuwait to increase Pakistani workforce in multiple trades
The Foreign Affairs Minister in Kuwait, Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah has assured Pakistan that there would be an increased participation of Pakistan skilled workforce in multiple trades in Kuwait.

PCR verification for 8 countries mandatory in Kuwait from 25th March

17 March 2021
PCR verification for 8 countries mandatory in Kuwait from 25th March
Starting 25th March, all airlines operating at Kuwait International airport will begin implementing the verification of PCR certificates for eight countries.

Expats in transit unable to return to Kuwait due to fresh travel bans

13 March 2021
Expats in transit unable to return to Kuwait due to fresh travel bans
As travel ban on non-Kuwaitis entering Kuwait continues, several expats who have been stuck in neighbouring countries are beginning to lose hope about their return to Kuwait, while travellers are returning back to their home count...

No entry for Non-Kuwaiti transit passengers into Kuwait airport

28 February 2021
No entry for Non-Kuwaiti transit passengers into Kuwait airport
As per the latest directive by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), non-Kuwaiti travellers are not allowed entry into Kuwait Airport, and this includes transit passengers who are changing flights in the Gulf State.

Kuwait shuts land and sea border crossings

25 February 2021
Kuwait shuts land and sea border crossings
Kuwait has shut its land and sea border crossings (except shipping operations and workers in the neutral zone) from Wednesday, the 24th February, until 20th March.

Kuwait indefinitely extends ban on entry of expats into the country

25 February 2021
Kuwait indefinitely extends ban on entry of expats into the country
The decision to impose total ban on entry of all foreigners to Kuwait has been extended indefinitely, announced the Civil Aviation Authority early this week.

Non-Kuwaitis allowed entry into Kuwait from 21st February

23 February 2021
Non-Kuwaitis allowed entry into Kuwait from 21st February
In accordance with the decision by the Kuwait government, non-Kuwaitis can travel to Kuwait from 21st February, after the two-week ban that was in place until now, to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Kuwait to limit air travellers for next two weeks from 24th January

23 January 2021
Kuwait to limit air travellers for next two weeks from 24th January
Kuwait has decided to limit the number of air travellers arriving in the country for next two weeks beginning 24th January, in an effort to contain the global coronavirus pandemic.

Kuwait likely to substitute Civil Ids with ‘Residency Cards’ soon

23 January 2021
Kuwait likely to substitute Civil Ids with ‘Residency Cards’ soon
The Kuwait Interior Ministry is working on a plan that would substitute ‘Residency Cards’ in place of Civil Ids for expats.

No more grace period extension for visa violators in Kuwait

21 January 2021
No more grace period extension for visa violators in Kuwait
The grace period for visa violators ends in 10 days, and deadline will not be extended any further, the Interior Ministry pointed out, and has advised all expats with expired residency permits to amend them before the deadline.

Kuwait permits recruitment of new domestic workers from 17th January

19 January 2021
Kuwait permits recruitment of new domestic workers from 17th January
The government in Kuwait announced that it will allow for recruitment of new domestic workers starting 17th January.

Kuwait to resume flights and open borders from 2nd January 2021

29 December 2020
Kuwait to resume flights and open borders from 2nd January 2021
Kuwait will resume flights at Kuwait International Airport on 2nd January 2021, said the Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) in Kuwait on Tuesday.

Kuwait embarks on massive Covid-19 vaccination drive from today

24 December 2020
Kuwait embarks on massive Covid-19 vaccination drive from today
Kuwait has embarked on a massive Covid-19 vaccination drive for nationals and residents today, with its centres all set to receive thousands on a daily basis.

Kuwait may begin direct flights to all countries from January 2021

22 December 2020
Kuwait may begin direct flights to all countries from January 2021
According to official sources in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Kuwait will begin direct flights to all countries, including the ‘banned’ countries from January 2021.

Kuwait approves emergency use of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine

16 December 2020
Kuwait approves emergency use of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine
The Health Ministry in Kuwait has approved emergency use of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine against coronavirus.

Health Ministry launches online registration for Covid-19 vaccination

14 December 2020
Health Ministry launches online registration for Covid-19 vaccination
The Kuwait Health Ministry has launched an online registration for vaccination of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

Kuwait to issue one-year residency permit for expats soon

11 December 2020
Kuwait to issue one-year residency permit for expats soon
The Interior Ministry in Kuwait announced that it would begin issuing one-year residency permit for expats soon, instead of the present two years or more.

Kuwait launches online App for returning domestic workers

08 December 2020
Kuwait launches online App for returning domestic workers
The National Aviation Services (NAS) in Kuwait has launched an online platform in anticipation of the return of 80,000 domestic workers who have been stranded abroad due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Kuwait to further extend time frame for limited visit visas

04 December 2020
Kuwait to further extend time frame for limited visit visas
Kuwait has announced plans to extend certain visit visas even after the grace period that was announced earlier this week.

Domestic workers allowed entry into Kuwait from 7th December

01 December 2020
Domestic workers allowed entry into Kuwait from 7th December
Kuwait has announced that domestic workers are allowed to return to Kuwait from 7th December. This announcement comes after the Weekly Cabinet Ministers meet yesterday.
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