LGBT Travellers

Kuwait is one of the least liberal places in the world. LGBT travellers should avoid making public displays of affection, at risk of imprisonment. While LGBT people do unopenly live in Kuwait, transgender people may find it more difficult.

Article 193 of the Penal Code punishes 'debauchery', which is interpreted as male homosexuality, with up to six years in jail.

Article 198 prohibits 'public immorality', part of which is defined as 'imitating the appearance of a member of the opposite sex'. Transgender people may also face jail time or fines.