Updated 6 May 2022
After a year of stringent restrictions, Kuwait has finally eased most of the Covid-19 entry restrictions in the country by scrapping the quarantine testing and vaccine requirements for inbound foreign arrivals. The country is also permitting the entry of non-Kuwaiti passengers who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 as of February provided they go through some entry requirements.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Kuwait arrival registration process on the Mosafer platform.
Update: Kuwait has witnessed a significant dip in the daily rate of COVID-19 infections and has decided to discontinue the use of Kuwait Mosafer platform for passengers until further notice. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation stated that all citizens and residents must continue to adhere to safety protocols that have been advised in view of the COVID-19 epidemic.
تقرر وقف العمل في كل من :— الطيران المدني (@Kuwait_DGCA) February 21, 2022
1. منصة " كويت مسافر "
2. منصة " بالسلامه " للعمالة المنزلية
3. نظام " منى " لاعتماد المختبرات الخارجية الخاصة باصدار شهادات ال PCR
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What is the Mosafer platform?
The Kuwait Mosafer platform is an online portal where those eligible to enter Kuwait may register themselves prior to their flight. It’s essentially a government website allowing international arrivals to record their vaccination status, latest PCR test result, flight information along with other essential information.
Can I download the Mosafer app?
Note that there is no app for you to download on Google Play or the App Store, you can access the Mosafer platform through your browser.
Who needs to register on the Mosafer platform?
All international arrivals both Kuwaiti nationals and non-Kuwaiti residents are required to register their arrival on the Mosafer platform from here.
The registration process is relatively hassle-free provided you have all the necessary information. The following are the registration steps.
- Go to the Mosafer platform and select the ‘add arrival trip’ option. This will prompt the ‘add flight detail’ page
- Enter your flight and passenger details and click on ‘search’
- If your submitted passenger details check out, your name will appear and you may then fill out your remaining details such as phone number, email address, and passport number
- Read the instruction regarding the Shlonik app and quarantine and click ‘confirm.’ Note that you are required to download the Shlonik app and upload your PCR test results there
- Your travel details will then be emailed to you. Keep a hard copy of your travel details with you
Can I register my testing and vaccine credentials on Mosafer?
Your testing and vaccine credentials cannot be registered through the Mosafer platform.
Please note that Kuwait has lifted most COVID-19 related entry restrictions from 1 May 2022 and has lifted the quarantine, testing and vaccination requirements for all arrivals. The country is also permitting the entry of non-Kuwaiti passengers who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 as of February.
All arrivals and returnees in Kuwait can download and install the Shlonik (iOS, Android) application on their personal devices, which will be used only to follow up on COVID-19 positive cases. As of now, the Kuwait-Mosafer and Belsalamah platforms have been suspended until further notice.
For your COVID vaccination credentials, you need to register with Kuwait’s Ministry of Health via the Immune app. If you’re vaccinated with a vaccine recognized in Kuwait, you will receive a ‘green’ status. Those who have been vaccinated with vaccines not approved in Kuwait may also receive the green status if they have also had a third shot or booster shot of an approved vaccine.
A green status on the Immune app is not mandatory to visit public places. All people regardless of vaccination status are now allowed to access all public places. Wearing of masks indoors/outdoors is now optional. However, symptomatic COVID-19 patients and those who have had close contact with a COVID-19 patient must still wear masks.