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Unlocking UK Journeys: Kuwaitis Embrace Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)

A New Chapter in Friendship: Celebrating 125 Years with Convenient and Flexible UK Travel

Kuwait: To strengthen connections, British Ambassador Belinda Lewis introduced a new thing for Kuwaitis: the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). The special pass for Kuwaitis to travel to the UK is a big deal that marks 125 years of friendship between Kuwait and the UK.

Key Points

  • British Ambassador Belinda Lewis introduces Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for Kuwaiti nationals, celebrating 125 years of diplomatic ties.
  • From February 1, 2024, Kuwaitis and citizens from GCC countries and Jordan can apply for ETA, allowing unlimited short trips to the UK for various purposes.
  • Priced at £10, the ETA is valid for two years. It offers more flexibility than its predecessor. The move is expected to boost Kuwaiti travel to the UK.

Kuwaiti nationals in Jordan and other GCC nations can utilize ETA as of February 1, 2024. Travel with this pass to the UK will start on February 22, 2024. Kuwaitis can pay £10, or around KD 4, for brief visits to the UK for a maximum of six months. The permit is valid for two years, or until the passport expires, and can be used for business, sightseeing, travel, study, and even as a stopover when visiting other places.

ETA is better than the old Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW). The main advantage of the ETA is that it is used many times over two years and will not be stuck on a specific flight. This makes it easier for Kuwaitis to plan quick trips to the UK. Ambassador Lewis is happy that Kuwaitis like to visit the UK. With ETA, she thinks more Kuwaitis will come and wants them to enjoy the UK’s beauty, culture, and business opportunities.

In summary, the ETA is a big step for Kuwaiti-UK friendship. It’s a modern move to bring both countries closer, making it simple for Kuwaitis to travel and explore the UK. As this new chapter begins, Kuwaitis can look forward to enjoying the UK with ease and excitement.

Alok Verma

Alok Verma is an accomplished International Reporter at IndiaFocus with a deep-seated passion for global affairs and cross-border stories. With an impressive track record in international journalism, Alok is dedicated… More »

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