Visa and entry requirements Kuwait:
Passport required
In Kuwait, entry visas with a validity of three months are issued at the airport.
Visa costs: 9 euros

Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Kuwait:

Kuwait is a country in the Middle East with around 4.3 million inhabitants. The country borders Saudi Arabia to the south and southeast, Iraq to the west and north, and the Persian Gulf to the east. Kuwait's territory also includes the nine islands of Bubiyan, Failaka, Miskan, Auha, Umm al-Maradim, Warba, Umm an-Namil, Kubbar and Qaruh.

The official language of Kuwait is Arabic and the national currency is the Kuwaiti dinar, where 10 euros corresponds to around 3.50 KWD.

The largest cities in the country include Kuwait City, Jalib al-Shuyuch, as-Salimiyya, Janub Chitan, Hawalili, Salwa, al-Farwaniyya, Subbah as-Salim, Abraq Chitan, Taima and al-Fuhaihil.

Kuwait's land area consists predominantly of flat desert, with a highest elevation of 290 meters.

Apart from date palms and a few bushes, there is very sparse vegetation and no natural animal life on the national territory.

The population of Kuwait is predominantly Muslim. Only a third of all residents are born Kuwaiti citizens, the rest have immigrated from other Asian and Arab countries. Kuwait has the highest number of overweight people in global statistics, mainly due to the consistently hot climate and the associated lack of exercise.

Due to its significant oil reserves, Kuwait is one of the richest countries in the world, with the ninth largest oil reserves in the world. Kuwait's economy is based primarily on the production of oil. In addition to the second largest oil field in the world, the state also has some natural gas reserves. Agriculture and tourism are very limited due to the difficult climatic conditions.

The capital of Kuwait is Kuwait City with only about 100,000 residents in the urban area, but almost 2.8 million in the entire metropolitan area.

Kuwait City, located in the east of the country on the Persian Gulf, is the country's political, economic and cultural center. Kuwait City's natural harbor is the focus of oil exports.

The most important sights in Kuwait include the 413 meter high Al Hamra Tower, the Kuwaiti Parliament "Majlis al-Umma", the Kuwait Towers - three water towers as landmarks of the city, the Grand Mosque, the Art Museum-Mirror House, the Al-Shamlan Mosque, the Al-Seif Palace, the Al Shaheed Park, the Souk Al-Mubarakiya, the Science Museum, the Al Kout Beach, the Theater, the Local History Museum, the Fish Market, the historical district “Youm albahar”, the Evangelical Church, the high-rises and other museums or art galleries.

So far I have traveled to Kuwait twice, in February 2013 as a tourist and in May 2014 just for work. On my first visit, I took a taxi trip lasting several hours to see the main highlights of the capital. The Kuwait Towers, as the most famous landmark, were of course my first port of call. The three water towers, with the largest at 185 meters high, are also very well known outside the country.

There is a strict ban on alcohol in the entire state of Kuwait, which means there are no normal bars or discos. It was very noticeable that the streets and sidewalks were often dirty and littered with rubbish. The country is still not prepared for tourists, which made my time there quite difficult.

Kuwait is worth seeing for a day's stay, but not suitable for a longer stay.