Official Travel Advice for Kuwait
Terrorism section and summary - updated information and advice on the threat from terrorism in Kuwait, reflecting a reduced threat; Safety and security section (Road travel) - addition of information about changes from 28 March 2019 if driving in Kuwait on a UK-issued International Driving Permit
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.
Around 8,000 British nationals live in Kuwait and a further 10,000 visit each year. Most visits to Kuwait are trouble-free.
You must carry your passport or a Kuwait civil identification card at all times.
Take care if you plan to travel to conservative areas such as Jahra. There are high levels of crime, particularly robberies, in Jleeb Al Shuyoukh. See Local travel
Following maritime restrictions issued by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior in 2011, you should also take care when sailing in Kuwaiti waters. See Sea travel
Terrorist attacks in Kuwait can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
You can contact the emergency services by calling 112 (fire, police and ambulance).
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Kuwait
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Visitors/Tourists: 269,000 in 2011
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