Money and duty free for Kuwait
Currency and Money
Kuwait Dinar (KWD) = 1,000 fils. Notes are in denominations of KWD20, 10, 5 and 1, and 500 and 250 fils. Coins are in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 fils.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are accepted.
Widely accepted. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling.
There are no restrictions on the import or export of local or foreign currency. However, amounts exceeding KWD3,000 or equivalent must be declared.
Kuwait duty free
The following goods may be imported into Kuwait without incurring customs duty:
• 500 cigarettes or 900g of tobacco.
Alcohol, drugs, unsealed milk products, unsealed salty fish, unsealed olives and pickles, food prepared abroad, fresh vegetables, shellfish and its products, fresh figs and mineral water.
Penalties for attempting to smuggle restricted items are severe.