Expats with diseases to be denied entry in Kuwait

In order to ensure the prevention and spread of diseases in the country, the Ministry of Health in Kuwait is understood to have drawn up plans to prevent foreigners suffering from a list of 21 diseases from entering the country.

Expats with valid residencies and currently residing in Kuwait who are diagnosed for below disease will not be deported, except for those cases suffering from tuberculosis, hepatitis B and C, HIV and AIDS. The list of 21 diseases that will bar foreigners from entering Kuwait are: HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Malaria, Irregular high blood pressure, Kidney failure, Fibrosis of Lungs, Calcification of lungs, Inflammation of the pleura, Contagious diseases, Microfilaria, Cancer, Crosseye, Lameness, Diabetes, Diabetes, Pregnant women who are entering on job visa, Weak eyesight, Tinnitus and Hypertrophy contractions.