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Kuwait Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
January 10, 2018
Kuwait - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
O E N H U T C

Exercise normal precautions in Kuwait. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Do not travel to:

  • The desert region near the border with Iraq due to the prevalence of unexploded bombs and landmines.
  • The City of Al Jahra in northwest of Kuwait City due to crime.
  • The Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh area in Kuwait City due to crime.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page

If you decide to travel to Kuwait:

Desert Region Near the Border with Iraq

Desert areas and certain beaches near north of the Mutla’a Ridge continue to contain unexploded bombs and landmines left over from the 1990-1991 Gulf War.  Travelers should avoid areas that are “off the beaten path” and avoid touching objects that are potentially unexploded bombs or landmines.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Al Jahra

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior has identified the City of Al Jahra northwest of Kuwait City on the 6th Ring Road as a high-crime area.  Violent crime, such as assault, armed robbery, and sexual assault, in Al Jahra is common.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior has identified the neighborhood of Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh on the outskirts of Kuwait International Airport as a high-crime area.  Violent crime, such as assault, armed robbery, and sexual assault, in Jeleeb Al-Shuyoukh is common.

Visit our website for Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Travel Advisory Levels

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Kuwait
Bayan, Block 13,
Masjed Al-Aqsa Street,
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Telephone
+(965) 2259-1001
Emergency
+(965) 2259-1001
Fax
+(965) 2259-1438
Kuwait Map