Arab weather - according to the "Henley Passport Index", which specializes in arranging world passports, the Kuwaiti passport for 2021 ranks 60th globally, while Arabs out of 19 Arab and Maghreb countries on the list, the Kuwaiti passport 2021 ranks third after the passport Emirati and Qatari.
According to the current arrangement, the Kuwaiti passport allows its holders to travel to 96 countries without a visa, according to the Henley & Partners Index.
As for the "Passport Index", which leads to updating the list, taking into account the countries that prevent travel to it during the Corona pandemic, the Kuwaiti passport ranks 41st globally, allowing its holder to enter 83 countries without a visa (until the time of preparing the article). .
What is the reason for the difference in ranking between the two sites?
The method for collecting information differs The two sites differ. The data provided by PASSPORT INDEX is based on official information provided by governments, updated in real time using crowdsourcing intelligence and enhanced with private research from trusted sources.
The Henley Index is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the largest and most accurate travel information database.
The following is a list for the year (2021) of countries allowed to enter the Kuwaiti passport without a visa or via a visa after arrival, according to the Henley & Partners Index:
The post-arrival visa is a visa that the traveler must obtain after arriving at his destination, as he must obtain it from the airport, port or border crossings. It is a simple procedure that takes place within a few minutes, and includes filling out a form in which the traveler provides some personal information about him and explains the purpose of his travel to this country, the duration of his stay and place of residence … etc.
There are some airlines that provide their passengers on the plane with a visa form, so that they can fill it out and submit it to the immigration officer after arrival to avoid wasting time.
As for obtaining the classic visa, it requires the person to book an appointment at the embassy, consulate, or visa processing centers and to prepare the application file, which must include several documents and documents, pay fees and other complex procedures that make it a tedious and stressful process psychologically, physically and financially.
The eTA is a border control system in some countries that allows citizens of some countries to enter without applying for a visa, and it is electronically linked to the passport, and submitting an application for an electronic travel authorization is simple online and takes only a few minutes.
You will need your passport, credit card, an email address and to fill out the application form which is available online at the website of those countries to which you are traveling, and most ETA applicants can expect to receive an email response within a few minutes of submitting the application.
The electronic visa requires the person to create a file of documents and fulfill some conditions so that he can submit his application electronically to the consulate of the country he wants to travel to. And he will have to wait for the decision, whether rejection or acceptance.
As for the electronic permit, it is just a simple procedure that a person takes as it serves as news and a request for permission to enter that country. In most cases, all requests are accepted and does not require any conditions or a file of documents, and the response is within minutes, and often the permission is not printed and extracted, as it is electronically linked to the passport.