FCO Travel Advice for - Kuwait

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  • Protests take place regularly in Kuwait City and are usually localised and peaceful. At the end of 2012 there was an increase in the frequency and severity of protests. See Political situation.
  • There is a general threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • Following maritime restrictions issued by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior in 2011, you should take care when sailing in Kuwaiti waters. See Sea travel.

  • Take care if you plan to travel in conservative areas like Jahra and Jleeb As Shuyoukh. See Local travel.

  • Around 6,000 British nationals live in Kuwait and a further 40,000 visit each year. Most visits to Kuwait are trouble-free. See Consular assistance statistics.
  • Labour disputes are common and the British Embassy can’t usually intervene.

  • Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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