Special Notice

March 2020

There is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). The virus originated in China, but cases have been confirmed in some other countries, including Kuwait. The Kuwaiti authorities have introduced measures to limit the spread of the virus. The Iraqi authorities have closed the border with Kuwait in response to the outbreak. For up-to-date information relating to Kuwait see: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/kuwait/health.



The independent state of Kuwait is situated on the north-west corner of the Arabian Gulf.


Capital: Kuwait

Principal Ports

Ash Shu’aybah, Ash Shuwaykh, Kuwait, Mina’ Abd Allah, Mina’ al Ahmadi, Mina’ Su’ud.


4.1 million

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