Kuwait international travel advice

Kuwait

Kuwait is part of Asia with main city at Kuwait City. Its Developing country with a population of 4M people. The main currency is Kuwaiti Dinar. The languages spoken are Arabic. the State of Kuwait is the formal name of Kuwait It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~14.13 °C   🌧 ~17.23 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 4M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

We've reviewed our travel advice for Kuwait. We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution.

issued date: April 9, 2019

General

🔌 Sockets

Kuwait uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Kuwait uses the Kuwaiti dinar (symbol: ?.?), code KWD.Banknotes come in denominations of 20, 10, 5 and 1 dinars and 500 and 250 filss. Dinar is subdivided into 1000 filss. Coins come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 filss.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Kuwait. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Kuwait is on average 4.6 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Kuwait is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 10.63 KWD, which includes 15 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Ooredoo, Viva or Zain. Kuwait uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Kuwait upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Kuwait, dial +, then 965 (the country code for Kuwait), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Kuwait, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 18 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Kuwait you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on motorways, 100-120 km/h (62-74 mph) on expressways, 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-120 km/h (49-74 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency

Police

190

Ambulance

150

Fire department

150

Last updated: December 5, 2019