Kuwait visa requirements for Qataris

Travel and visa requirements

Kuwaiti Visa is not required for Qataris

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Qatar can travel to Kuwait without going through the procedures of obtaining a visa for a stay duration of 30 days.
  • Citizens’ passports must be valid for six months from date of arrival but expired passports can be accepted as emergency passports with conditions.
  • There are no vaccination of health certificate required from temporary visitors entering Kuwait.
  • All travellers leaving Kuwait are required to pay an airport departure tax of KWD 2 (Kuwaiti Dinars).
  • There are no restrictions on importing or exporting of local and foreign currencies.
  • Gold bars are allowed in and out of the country provided that the customs authorities are informed.
  • Pets may be brought into Kuwait provided prior permission has been made from the General Directorate for Agricultural and Sea Wealth and that owners obtain a veterinary certificate of good health issued in the home country.
  • Travellers are allowed free export of cigarettes and tobacco products of any weight or amount without restrictions.
  • Visitors bearing a temporary residence permit issued by Kuwait will be denied entry as an only permanent residence permit is allowed.
  • Visitors are required to have onward or return tickets except for citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council member countries.
  • Kuwait adopts the Arabian Standard Time, hence, there is no time difference between Qatar and Kuwait.
  • The estimated flight time from Doha, Qatar to Kuwait City, Kuwait is 1 hour, 13 minutes.
  • Kuwait is frequently dubbed the “Hollywood of the Gulf" due to the popularity of its television soap operas and theatre.
  • The new Kuwait National Cultural District (KNCD) consisting of various cultural venues including Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre, Al Shaheed Park and Al Salam Palace is one of the largest cultural districts in the world.
  • Summers between April to July in Kuwait are some of the hottest on earth.
  • Water in Kuwait are mostly seawater, hence, the country relies on water desalination as a primary source of fresh water for drinking and domestic purposes.
  • Kuwait has a state-funded medical system which provides treatment without charge to Kuwaiti nationals.
  • The country's public transportation network consists almost entirely of bus routes but there is no railway system in the country, most people travel by automobiles.
  • The annual "Hala Febrayer" festival in Kuwait is known to attract many tourists from neighbouring GCC countries and includes a variety of events including music concerts, parades, and carnivals

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I extend my stay in Kuwait?

Getting a visa extension in Kuwait is possible but it is not as straightforward as applying for the original visa. Visitors can apply for a one-month extension of the Kuwait online visa by submitting an application to the Immigration Department before their visa expires.


What is the major attraction in Kuwait?

Rich, safe and just about crime-free, Kuwait is a great entry point to the Muslim world of souks, mosques and that all-important warm Arabian hospitality.


Is it safe to visit Kuwait?

Kuwait is a safe place for most travellers to the Arabian Gulf, but here are a few tips on respecting local laws and culture.