There are no compulsory vaccinations for traveling to Kuwait. However, you should be up to date with the usual vaccinations (MMR, diphtheria, tetanus, polio, etc.). Some other vaccines are also recommended:
- hepatitis A
- hepatitis B and rabies for long or regular stays
- typhoid in case of poor hygiene conditions
- yellow fever
Go to an international vaccination center for advice on the vaccines you should have.
As of February 2022, vaccination against Covid-19 is no longer compulsory for travel to Kuwait, nor is it required when visiting most public places in the country (restaurants, shopping centers, cinemas, sports halls, etc.). You will still be required to wear a mask.
These measures may be updated. Remember to find out about the health requirements for Covid-19 before your departure.
Health risks in Kuwait
There are no particular health risks to be aware of before going to Kuwait.
You should, however, take care when it comes to high temperatures. In summer, the thermometer can rise to 111°F (44°C), or even 122°F (50°C) in the hottest months. Make sure you keep well hydrated and stay in the shade to avoid heat stroke and dehydration.
In addition, the dry climate and dust caused by the many construction sites in the big cities, can cause respiratory problems for some people.
Good to know in Kuwait
Emergency services and useful numbers
For emergencies in Kuwait, call 112. This number centralizes all the emergency services (fire, police, ambulance, etc.).
You can also contact the US Embassy in Kuwait at this number: +965 2259-1001 / Outside of Kuwait: 1-888-407-4747.