Kuwait International Airport

Kuwait International Airport (KIA) is one of the world’s most modern air transportation gateways utilizing a host of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to handle five million passengers yearly. The airport’s cargo terminal, capable of simultaneously accommodating up to seven freighters, is one of the best equipped in the Gulf region.

The newly refurbished ATC tower uses primary and secondary surveillance radars to control the safe flow of traffic at the airport and across Kuwaiti airspace as well as monitoring movements up to 250 nautical miles away.

Cargo Facilities

Bonded Warehouses, Cold Storage, Dangerous Goods Room (for Explosives only), Outsize Cargo Handling, radioactive Material Room, Strong Room for valuables, Health Office, Press Censorship Office, Veterinary Office, Plant Inspection Office, X-Ray Equipment.

Customs Facilities

Live Animals/Perishables/Human Remains etc. 24 hrs,7 days a week.General cargo may be cleared 24 hours if customs formalities are completed in advance.

Commercial Documents required at Kuwait Customs for Clearance


Customs duty of 5% on CIF or assessed value (subject changes with / without notice) except for foodstuff and certain other commodities.

NO VAT OR TAXES levied currently at Kuwait.

Weekends & Public Holidays

Friday / Saturday.Government offices mainly Customs / Immigrations remains closed.

For more information visit : www.kuwait-airport.com.kw