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Health Alert: Kuwait, Curfew Changes on April 8

Event: On April 1, the government of Kuwait announced changes to curfew restrictions effective April 8 – April 22.

Starting April 8, curfew will begin one hour later. Curfew will be in effect from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM daily from April 8 to April 22. U.S. citizens should observe the restrictions announced by the Kuwaiti government during the curfew period.

The period for walking outdoors in one’s neighborhood will be from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Restaurants will be able to deliver until 3:00 AM. 

See further information about current restrictions and exceptions on our COVID-19 page. The current conditions remain in effect until April 8 and should be observed by all U.S. citizens.  With exceptions for first-degree relatives of Kuwaiti citizens and domestic employees traveling with them, entry to Kuwait for non-Kuwaiti citizens remains suspended until further notice. 

Restrictions after April 22 have not yet been announced.

Actions to Take:  

·         Stay abreast of local news and information. 

·         Check with your airlines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions

·         Consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the most up-to-date information.  

·         Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.   

·         Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States. 

·         U.S. citizens should continue to check the Embassy website and follow our social media platforms for announcements.  

·         If you have not done so already, enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and messages from the Embassy.

Assistance:   

U.S. Embassy Kuwait 
P.O. Box 77 
Safat 13001 
Kuwait  

Telephone: (+965) 2259-1001 
Emergency Telephone: (+965) 2259-1001 
Fax: (+965) 2538-0282  

KuwaitACS@state.gov 

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