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Kuwait set to digitalize driving license and vehicle registration

22 October 2021
Kuwait set to digitalize driving license and vehicle registration
The Traffic Department in Kuwait plans to digitalize the driving license and vehicle registration paper, in line with the Kuwait Mobile ID Application.

Kuwaiti Cabinet approves outdoor events from 17th October

14 October 2021
Kuwaiti Cabinet approves outdoor events from 17th October
Kuwait Cabinet has approved establishment of licensed exhibitions and activities in open outdoor areas as per the special requirements outlined by the Health Ministry.

Additional fee charged from travellers at Kuwait International Airport

11 October 2021
Additional fee charged from travellers at Kuwait International Airport
The early inquiry system at Kuwait International Airport now involves additional fee for travellers.

Government revokes ban on renewal of work-permits of senior expats

11 October 2021
Government revokes ban on renewal of work-permits of senior expats
Residents over the age of 60 years, who do not possess university degrees will not be able to renew their work permits, which is a precondition for renewing residencies.

Kuwait private sector to hire 100000 nationals in 4 years

30 September 2021
Kuwait private sector to hire 100000 nationals in 4 years
The plan, which would be implemented next year, aims to lower the pressure of paying salaries, which takes up 60 percent of the state budget.

Kuwait allows switching of commercial visit visas to work permits

21 September 2021
Kuwait allows switching of commercial visit visas to work permits
Foreign nationals with commercial visit visas can now transfer to work permits in the private sector.

Kuwait to see its largest major government restructuring in history

21 September 2021
Kuwait to see its largest major government restructuring in history
As part of largest restructuring ever in Kuwait’s history, the State plans to merge ministries, abolish a few, and create fresh strategies in the next four years.

Kuwait allows entry of unvaccinated expats under 18 with a prerequisite

15 September 2021
Kuwait allows entry of unvaccinated expats under 18 with a prerequisite
Residents of Kuwait who are unvaccinated and are aged below 18 years can now enter the country if they promise to have the Covid-19 jab.

Kuwait schools to reopen for on-campus learning in late September

16 August 2021
Kuwait schools to reopen for on-campus learning in late September
Public, Private and international schools in Kuwait will reopen for on-campus learning in late September and early October, amidst strict health precautions

Kuwait will be home to a new Oasis-like hotel

10 August 2021
Kuwait will be home to a new Oasis-like hotel
Kuwait will soon be home to an immersive hotel experience within the desert landscape.

Visa renewal restrictions get tougher for senior expats in Kuwait

10 August 2021
Visa renewal restrictions get tougher for senior expats in Kuwait
The Kuwaiti government has announced that it will restrict the visa renewal for Kuwaiti expats over 60 years of age who are not graduates.

Update of Vaccine Certificate necessary after passport renewal

03 August 2021
Update of Vaccine Certificate necessary after passport renewal
This requirement is particularly important for people planning to travel, and to avoid any issues when registering their certificate online.

Modified health and travel rules in Kuwait from 1st August

29 July 2021
Modified health and travel rules in Kuwait from 1st August
As per the latest rules in Kuwait, unvaccinated nationals will not be allowed to travel abroad. This rule is however exempted for children below 16 years of age and pregnant women.

Kuwait eases covid-19 restrictions, ban on commercial activities lifted

29 July 2021
Kuwait eases covid-19 restrictions, ban on commercial activities lifted
Kuwait has announced that all commercial activities can be resumed without any restrictions, and the ban on all commercial activities have been lifted from 8pm on 27th July.

Kuwait bans nationals against travel to Indonesia

23 July 2021
Kuwait bans nationals against travel to Indonesia
The travel warning was given, as Indonesia is the new epicentre of the new coronavirus in Asia.

Kuwait to begin vaccination against Covid-19 for teenagers

17 July 2021
Kuwait to begin vaccination against Covid-19 for teenagers
Kuwait will begin vaccination against Covid19 for teenagers aged 12 to 15 from next week, the Ministry of Health in Kuwait announced.

Indian Covishield Vaccine now recognized in Kuwait

13 July 2021
Indian Covishield Vaccine now recognized in Kuwait
The Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, Sibi George, has clarified that the Covishield vaccine in India has been approved in Kuwait, as it is the same as the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, which is recognized in Kuwait.

8000 expats in Kuwait deported to home countries during first half of 2021

05 July 2021
8000 expats in Kuwait deported to home countries during first half of 2021
One of the primary reasons for deportation has been expired residency permits, while others were deported for misdemeanours, traffic violations, criminals cases and such other issues.

Entry into cafes, shops, gyms & malls allowed only for those vaccinated

27 June 2021
Entry into cafes, shops, gyms & malls allowed only for those vaccinated
Starting 27th June, only those who have completed at least one dose of vaccination will be allowed into cafes, restaurants, gyms, shops and malls larger than 6000 sqm.

Kuwait to permit entry of fully vaccinated expats from August 1st

23 June 2021
Kuwait to permit entry of fully vaccinated expats from August 1st
Kuwait will allow fully vaccinated expatriates to enter the nation from 1st August.

Flight services between Kuwait Airport & UK to resume next Thursday

15 June 2021
Flight services between Kuwait Airport & UK to resume next Thursday
This will be followed by the second flight from Jazeera Airways, and both flights will return the same day.

India, Kuwait sign deal for recruitment of Indian domestic workers

11 June 2021
India, Kuwait sign deal for recruitment of Indian domestic workers
India and Kuwait have signed a deal that brings Indian domestic workers in Kuwait within a legal framework, streamlining their recruitment and providing them with the protection of law.

Kuwaitis permitted entry to France from 9th June, subject to conditions

07 June 2021
Kuwaitis permitted entry to France from 9th June, subject to conditions
The French Embassy in Kuwait clarified that Kuwait has been placed in the ‘orange’ (amber) list of countries.

Kuwait Airport to open gradually by the month-end

03 June 2021
Kuwait Airport to open gradually by the month-end
While Kuwait is increasing its pace of vaccinations to attain herd immunity, the Airport is expected to open gradually by the end of this month.

Kuwait approves use of new treatment for early cases of Covid-19

03 June 2021
Kuwait approves use of new treatment for early cases of Covid-19
Kuwait has approved the use of ‘Sotrofimab’ as a treatment for the coronavirus.
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