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COVID-19 Country Response

COVID-19 epidemic evolution
To find out about the latest status of the COVID19 pandemic evolution and the most up-to-date statistics on the COVID-19 disease in Kuwait, please visit the Kuwaiti government’s COVID-19 Updates webpage with the official data.

For the international outlook you can consult the latest situation reports published by the World Health Organisation as well as the global daily statistics on the coronavirus pandemic evolution including data on confirmed cases and deaths by country.
Sanitary measures

To find out about the latest public health situation in Kuwait and the current sanitary measures in vigour, please consult the the Kuwaiti government’s COVID-19 Updates page, the website of the U.S. embassy in Kuwait’s COVID-19 Information page and the Wikipedia 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic in Kuwait page.

Travel restrictions
The COVID-19 situation, including the spread of new variants, evolves rapidly and differs from country to country. All travelers need to pay close attention to the conditions at their destination before traveling. Regularly updated information for all countries with regards to Covid-19 related travel restrictions in place including entry regulations, flight bans, test requirements and quarantine is available on TravelDoc Infopage.
It is also highly recommended to consult COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map provided and updated on the daily basis by IATA.
The US government website of Centers of Disease Control and Prevention provides COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination.

The UK Foreign travel advice also provides travelling abroad advice for all countries, including the latest information on coronavirus, safety and security, entry requirements and travel warnings.
Import & export restrictions
For information on all the measures applicable to movement of goods during the period of sanitary emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak (including eventual restrictions on imports and exports, follow the section dedicated to Kuwait on the International Trade Centre's COVID-19 Temporary Trade Measures webpage. There are export prohibitions for all foodstuffs, medicines, medical supplies and equipment, unless authorized by Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Economic recovery plan
There are no specific plans for a Kuwaiti government economic recovery scheme to address the impact of the COVID19 pandemic on the Kuwaiti economy so far. For future possible up-to-date information please visit the website of the Kuwait Ministry of Finance (Arabic only).
Support plan for businesses
For information on the local business support scheme established by the Kuwaiti government to help small and medium-sized companies to deal with the economic impacts of the COVID19 epidemic on their activity, refer the Central Bank of Kuwait’s document Controls of Finance Extended to Individuals, Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and the Economic Entities Negatively-Affected by COVID-19.

For a general overview of international SME support policy responses to the COVID-19 outbreak refer to the World Bank's Map of SME-Support Measures in Response to COVID-19.

Support plan for exporters
There are no specific support plans for exporters in Kuwait so far. For future possible up-to-date information please visit the website of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Arabic only).

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