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(KWI) kuwait intl

(KWI) kuwait international airport

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Visa Information

Learn up-to-date visa requirements for over 150+ nationalities.

  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required for Kuwait
  • Masks are recommended in public
  • Visitor visa

Port Restrictions


  • Are there any restrictions on vessels whose previous port call was from COVID -19 high risk countries?
    • Vessel owners to ensure vessel certificates/vaccination lists/SSEC are updated and renewed.
    • Vessel agent must submit last 10 port clearance copies and 30 days vessel logbook to obtain Permission to enter Kuwait water.
    • Below process is applicable to all ships coming to Kuwait.
      • Masters are requested to provide a statement, that crew onboard are not having high temperature, sore throat, coughing or breathing difficulties.
      • All vessels will follow the instructions of the port control and prepare for the boarding of the PMO (Port Medical Officer), who will come onboard at anchorage during the daytime to check and screen the crew for any of the above-mentioned symptoms and clear the vessel for berthing and other operations.
      • Free pratique will be provided at anchorage before the pilot is allowed to board the vessel and before vessel is allowed to berth.
      • There is also a possibility where the PMO may decide to board the vessel when she is alongside.
  • Are there any restrictions on crew who embarked from COVID -19 high risk countries or specific nationalities?
    • Any crew that has joined at a previous port should...

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Flight Restrictions

  • COVID-19 entry regulations lifted on 1 May 2022.

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Agency Costs

  • Crew Change Assistance 1-10: USD 110 per pax
  • Crew Change Assistance 11+: USD 80 per pax
  • Coordination of Booked Services: USD 70
  • Launch Hire Coordination: USD 120
  • Meet & Greet: USD 240

Last updated on 30th Mar 2022

Crew Nationalities

Total number of nationalities completing a crew change here since a year ago

  • UA5 Ukraine
  • RU1 Russian Federation
  • BG1 Bulgaria
  • PH1 Philippines

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