Kuwait Ends Pre-Departure PCR Test Requirement, Home Quarantine For Fully Vaccinated Passengers Starting Feb 20


The Govt of Kuwait has decided to scrap the requirement of pre-departure RT-PCR tests and home quarantine for the fully vaccinated international passengers arriving into the country starting Sunday, 20th Feb 2022.

However, those who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus, are still required to show a negative RT-PCR test report prior to their departure and must undergo a one-week home quarantine after their arrival in the country.

Unvacated travelers also need to conduct a PCR test on the seventh day of their arrival. The quarantine period can be ended before that if they test negative.

It must be noted that those who are taken their 2nd dose of the Covid-19 vaccine before 9 months from the departure, will be considered as partially vaccinated. In such cases passengers are required to have booster does to become fully vaccinated.


Below are some key points of Kuwait’s new guidelines for international travelers arriving in the country;

Guidelines For Travel To Kuwait

As per the latest guidelines announced by the Kuwait Govt. all passengers (except visa on arrival in Kuwait) with valid travel documents can enter the State of Kuwait despite their vaccination status.

  • Fully vaccinated (only vaccine approved by Kuwait Government) are not required to take RT-PCR test to travel to Kuwait.
  • Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers are required to take RT-PCR test to travel to Kuwait. (Passengers who have taken two doses of vaccination approved by Kuwait and have completed 9 months since the 2nd dose are considered partially vaccinated)
  • Children under the age of 16 yrs are exempt.
  • Partially vaccinated and unvaccinated guests are subject to home quarantine for 7 days.

The above-mentioned rules will come into effect from today, i.e. 20th February 2022, Sunday

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