VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa is not required for stays of up to 90 days.

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa required.
 

Note:

Visa is required for the holder of an emergency travel document in transit.

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Kuwaiti visas are issued to those citizens of the Republic of Serbia who have been fully vaccinated (two doses) with any of the following vaccines approved in Kuwait: Pfizer Biontech (Comirnaty), AstraZeneca / Oxford (Vaxzevria), Moderna, two-doses or Johnson & Johnson (single dose).
Passengers are required to perform a PCR test on Covid - 19 not older than 72 hours before arriving in Kuwait, as well as to perform a PCR test at their own expense upon arrival in Kuwait, and have a confirmation of payment sent to: https://kuwaitmosafer.gov.kw/home.html  prior to taking the trip. They are also obliged to remain in quarantine for up to 7 days, until they receive a negative PCR test result.
When applying for a visa, it is obligatory to enclose a certificate confirming the complete vaccination with one of the listed vaccines approved in Kuwait. The certificate must contain a QR code and must be uploaded to:
https://vaxcert.moh.gov.kw/SPCMS/PH/CVD_19_Vaccine_External_Registratio… , which will be verified by the competent departments before issuing the visa.
Passengers should install "Shlonik" and "Kuwait-Mosafer" applications on their personal device, and register online before departure at https://kuwaitmosafer.gov.kw/home.html
Kuwaiti visas are also issued to the citizens of the Republic of Serbia who have been fully vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V vaccine, but when applying for a visa they must enclose a certificate that they have received one dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer- BioNTec (Comirnaty).
These passengers are also required to do a PCR test on Covid-19 not older than 72 hours before arriving in Kuwait, as well as to do 2 PCR tests at their own expense upon arrival in Kuwait, and have a confirmation of payment sent to https://kuwaitmosafer.gov.kw/home.html prior to taking the trip.
They are obliged to stay in quarantine for up to 7 days, until they receive negative PCR test results.
Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Kuwait must present the certificate through the Immune app, or Kuwait Mobile ID app, or Kuwait-mosafer app.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

On 20 June 2017, the Government of the State of Kuwait passed a Decision according to which citizens of the Republic of Serbia are allowed to enter the State of Kuwait with a visa directly from the Kuwaiti border authorities, at border crossings with the State of Kuwait. The decision came into force on 1 October 2017.

If one’s visa expires, a penalty is paid for each day of overstay. The validity period of the passport for the purpose of tourist travel must be at least one year, which also applies to the regulation of the stay.

There is no obligation to vaccinate, and having a health insurance policy is not mandatory.

Money entry is not limited. If someone invites you as a guest (the so-called sponsor), you are not obliged to show how much money you carry, in other cases it is.

The intake of food of pig origin is prohibited, and the intake of alcohol is a criminal offense.

A permit is required to bring hunting weapons into the country. Pets may be brought into the country with a certificate of health of the animal and vaccination against rabies. Although allowed, bringing dogs is not desirable.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been concluded.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION — Vaccinations are not required. Use only bottled water for drinking and cooking. Avoid eating fresh salads and fast-food restaurants due to amoebae. Keep hand hygiene at a high level due to the risk of jaundice.

Travellers should be aware of extreme climatic conditions such as temperatures over 50 degrees with a high percentage of humidity and sandstorms, when it is necessary to protect the face with a mask. In case of illness, all treatment costs are borne by the patient.

SECURITY SITUATION — The situation in Kuwait is generally safe. It is necessary to respect traditions and customs, the violation of which is considered immoral, and it is punishable.

TRANSPORT — The international airport is located in the city of Kuwait. Maritime transport is developed, but not train transport since Kuwait does not have a railway.

An international driver's license is required to drive a motor vehicle. Due to the behaviour of other traffic participants (speeding over 120 km per hour, overtaking from all sides, disregarding traffic signs and signalisation), driving a vehicle is dangerous. Causing a car accident under the influence of alcohol is a serious crime. Public transport is poorly developed. Mostly, taxis services are used, and they are cheap.

OTHER INFORMATION — The national currency is the Kuwaiti dinar. It is not possible to use payment cards issued by Serbian banks.

Kuwait is an Islamic country with a strong tradition. Consumption of food and drinks, as well as smoking in public places during the month of Ramadan is not allowed. Also, public display of affection between the sexes should be avoided.

Women in particular should pay attention to how they are dressed, namely all parts of their body should be covered except their heads. Women should avoid going to public beaches on their own and walking on their own or taking a taxi in the evening. Men should avoid contact with women with whom they are not related.

 

Contact information:

During your stay in Kuwait for consular assistance and protection, you may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in the State of Kuwait (address: Bayan, Block No. 13, Street No. 1, Villa No. 18, Safat 13066, P.O. Box 20 511 KUWAIT), at one of the following telephone numbers: 00 965 25 37 50 42, 00 965 25 37 50 45, or e-mail addresses: embrskw@gmail.com, serbkonzkw@gmail.com.