IMPORTANT KUWAIT PRE-TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

 

Following are the COVID-19 vaccines approved for flying to and from the State of Kuwait


Departing Passengers from Kuwait:

Passengers are allowed to travel abroad on the following conditions:

Arriving Passengers into Kuwait:

Allowed Entry: only Kuwaitis, their first-degree relatives, accompanied domestic workers and passengers not arriving directly from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka.

Required process of registration and documents:
  1. For passengers immunized with vaccines inside Kuwait:
    • PCR test and certificate issued within 72 hours before flight
    • Appearance of green or yellow colours in Immune/Kuwait mobile ID applications for Kuwaitis, their first-degree relatives and accompanied domestic workers
    • Appearance of green colour in Immune/Kuwait mobile ID applications for non-Kuwaitis
    • Complete registrations in Shlonik and Kuwait-Mosafer applications
    • Subject to a week home quarantine
    • In case they wish to end their quarantine, they can pay for and conduct a PCR test in Kuwait with negative result
  2. For passengers immunized with vaccines outside Kuwait:
    • Upload details of vaccines* on: https://vaxcert.moh.gov.kw/SPCMS/PH/CVD_19_Vaccine_External_Registration.aspx
    • PCR test and certificate issued within 72 hours before flight for Kuwaitis, their first-degree relatives and accompanied domestic workers
    • Vaccination must be proven before departure and on arrival trough verification QR-Code issued by Immune application for non-Kuwaitis
    • Complete registrations in Shlonik and Kuwait-Mosafer
    • Subject to a week home quarantine
    • In case they wish to end their quarantine, they can pay for and conduct a PCR test in Kuwait with negative result
  3. For passengers non-immunized and people vaccinated with non-approved vaccines:
    • Only for Kuwaitis, their first-degree relatives and accompanied domestic workers
    • PCR test and certificate issued within 72 hours before flight
    • Complete registrations in Shlonik and Kuwait-Mosafer
    • Pay for 2 PCR tests and perform 1st on arrival in Kuwait and 2nd on the 6th day of institutional quarantine
    • Pay the amount of 7 days quarantine cost at any approved local hotels listed in Kuwait-Mosafer application
    • If PCR test result is negative on 6th day, quarantine shall continue for another 7 days at home

It is the passenger’s responsibility to check and comply with all entry requirements for the country they are travelling to, including any medical tests.
 

Passenger Travel Information

CHECK-IN ONLINE

All passengers must check-in online and download their boarding pass on the Jazeera App or print from the website. 
You will also need to provide contact information at your destination (address and phone number). Without this information you will not be allowed to travel.
Only limited food & beverages will be available on-board. We recommend you pre-book your meals when you check-in online.

HAND BAGGAGE

Passengers can only take a small bag (laptop or woman’s handbag) on-board the aircraft. All other baggage will be placed in the hold either at check-in or at the gate. Maximum weight of hand baggage is 7kg. If you check-in online and proceed to the gate with hand baggage over the limit it will be taken from you and sent to the hold. This may delay your boarding.

Check-in Baggage
Check-in baggage allowances have been increased by 7kg according to your Fare Option (see booking and ticket for details).

SELF-HEALTH CHECK BEFORE YOU FLY

If you can, take your temperature before you go to the airport temperature. If you have an above normal reading please do not go to the airport as you will be denied entry. You can amend your flight booking free of charge if you need to fly at a later date.
Also we recommend you do not fly if you have any underlying health conditions, or are showing any symptoms of Covid-19.
Please bring with you a mask to wear at all times in the airport and on-board your flight. 

Early Check-in at T5 Car Park

You can check in ahead of your flight, from 48 to 6 hours prior to your flight departure at T5 Car Park where you can drop your bags and collect your boarding pass. When you come to the airport for your flight you can proceed directly to Immigration.

Arriving at Terminal 5

 

Please arrive 3 hours at T5 before your flight

Entry to the terminal can be via the main ground floor entrance or via the sky bridge for the car park (car drop off area). Your temperature will be taken before entry into the terminal. If you have a high temperature you will be denied entry

Where possible use the self-service kiosks. Your hold baggage can then be dropped off at the Baggage Drop counter

If you need to use the main check-in desks please follow the signs

HEALTHY TRAVEL

Passengers must wear a mask at all times in the terminal and during their flight.
Social distancing markers are on the floor throughout the terminal. Keep a safe distance from other passengers, where possible.
The terminal is frequently cleaned and disinfected in all areas for maximum protection for our passengers.
At Immigration please remove glove for finger ID and clean with hand sanitiser before replacing glove.

BOARDING GATES

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Please look carefully at your boarding pass. Some flights may leave from Terminal 1 and you will transfer via the upper level in T5. When you reach the departure gate please sit or stand according to social distancing markers.

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Remain where you are until boarding is announced. Do not queue up in line at the gate. You will be called by seat number and row. Only approach the gate when called and have your boarding pass and passport ready.

ON-BOARD

Make your way to your seat as quickly as possible and stow your hand baggage in an overhead locker or directly under the seat in front of you. Sit in the seat assigned to you and do not move to another seat unless directed to by a cabin attendant.

Keep your mask on at all times, except your mask when eating or drinking. As soon as you have finished eating or drinking please replace your mask.

On flights where the J Café food service is offered only credit cards are accepted for payment. No cash transactions are permissible.

Do not queue for washrooms and use them only if you really have to. Please wash and sanitise your hands after use.

CABIN CLEANING & AIR FILTRATION

The airline operates an anti-viral disinfection program in which it sprays the cabins after each flight, as well as fumigates them using anti-viral high pressure disinfection sprays on seats and throughout the cabin. Disinfectant chemicals used are internationally approved and safe for all passengers. 
We use High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters which are similar to those used to keep air clean in hospital operating rooms and industrial clean rooms. They are effective at capturing greater than 99.97% of airborne microbes in filtered air.
The aircraft’s air filters are also replaced frequently.

ARRIVING AT YOUR DESTINATION

Disembarking from aircraft

Upon arrival at your destination please remain in your seat. Please do not stand up in the aisle and wait for instructions from the cabin crew when to disembark. To maintain safety, passengers will be required to disembark in small groups.

Arrivals at Kuwait T5

Please follow signs to Immigration or Visa counter. You will go through a temperature check on arrival.

Arrivals outside Kuwait

Please follow the instructions of the host country and their immigration and health regulations.