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Visa Requirements for Kuwaiti Citizens
Visa requirements for Kuwaiti citizens are administrative entry restrictions placed on nationals of Kuwait by the authorities of other countries around the world.
At the moment, the Kuwaiti passport is ranked 57th on the Henley passport index in terms of travel freedom, as citizens of Kuwait are currently permitted visa-free entry or entry with a visa on arrival to around 75 countries worldwide.
As Kuwait is a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Kuwaiti citizens are permitted visa exemption and freedom of movement to other GCC countries (Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates).
Additionally, visa requirements for citizens of Kuwait do not apply when visiting an additional 40 countries around the world for varying periods of stay between 15 days and 6 months. Travelers from Kuwait are simply able to present a valid passport to gain entry to these destinations for the allocated period of visa-exempt stay.
Over 25 destinations have an electronic travel visa authorization for Kuwaiti passport holders. To obtain an eVisa or online visa waiver for these countries, individuals from Kuwait are able to complete a simple electronic application from the comfort of their own homes in advance of travel.
To visit an additional 30 countries for short stays, it is possible to obtain a visa on arrival for citizens of Kuwait at select entry points of the destination. However, this option often requires having to wait in long border queues upon arrival to submit an application.
Finally, there are over 140 countries around the world that require nationals of Kuwait to obtain a visa from an embassy or consulate of the destination in advance of travel, no matter the length of the intended stay or the motive for the visit.
You can find further information about visa requirements for Kuwait passport holders below.