How safe is Kuwait City

In terms of crimes such as burglary, Kuwait has a very low level. However, for tourists traveling to Kuwait – especially Americans – there is a potential for terrorist attacks, so caution should be used at all times.

The United States Department of State has issued a warning that anyone traveling from America should read carefully prior to arriving in Kuwait . The statement contains suggestions on how to remain as safe as possible while visiting.

The largest safety threat while in Kuwait is terrorist attacks. It is never a good idea for anyone who is a resident of a Western country to spend unnecessary time in locations where Westerners and/or Americans tend to frequent while in Kuwait . This includes specific hotels.

There is always a possibility of terrorist attacks on public transportation systems and other highly-populated areas such as shopping centers. However, there is a high level of awareness in Kuwait that suspicious behavior should be reported to the police immediately.

While there is no way to know when or where a terrorist attack will occur, there are ways to help lessen the odds of being a victim. There is quite a bit of information on the internet such as travel warnings and public announcements that can help alert tourists of areas that are the most dangerous to visit.

With that being said, it is worth mentioning that in the history of Kuwait there has been only one terrorist incident towards foreigners. It was carried out by non-Kuwaitis against the American Embassy. The incident took place in the eighties during the first Gulf War.