Here you will find important tips and useful information for Kuwait.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Kuwait dinar KWD
Currency exchange rate
KWD 1 = ~ CHF 3.30 ; CHF 1 = ~ KWD 0.30 (07/2020)
Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
ATM cash withdrawals outside bigger communities or cities may not be available.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
220/240 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa (issued upon arrival) and return or onward travel ticket.
It is advisable to be able to produce an invitation from a Kuwaiti sponsor or a hotel reservation.
Passports with Israeli visa (entry stamp) may cause considerable difficulty or denied entry.
Qortuba-Kuwait, Block 2, Street 1, House No. 122
Tel. +965 2534 0172 / +965 2534 0173 / +965 2534 0174 / +965 2534 0175
8.00 - 13.00 h and 17.30 - 19.30 h (Sun - Wed)
8.00 - 13.00 h (Thu)
8.30 - 12.30 h and 16.30 - 21.00 h (Sat - Thu)
International driver's licence required for car rentals.
Minimum age for car rentals: 18 to 25 (varies by company).
Do not drink tap water.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Travel to border areas with Irak not advised.
Land mines and unexploded bombs may still be found in the desert and coastal areas. Therefore do not leave the surfaced roads.
Special legal regulations
Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Possession, transportation and consumption of alcohol prohibited.
Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).
Kuwait is a conservative Arab/Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.
+ 2 h / + 1 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
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