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This Country Will Now Demand Your DNA Before You Visit

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 4 September 2017

Travelling to Kuwait? Before the end of this year, all citizens, travellers and expats will have to submit a DNA sample at the country’s international airport before they can enter the place.

According to the Kuwait Timesgovernment officials say these precautions are necessary to help combat ‘crime and terrorism’ and not to test for ‘lineage’, nor ascertain ‘genealogical’ or ‘medical’ factors, or infringe on privacy.

The DNA test only applies to those entering the country, however. Those in transit, will not be asked to provide a ‘few drops of blood’ or a saliva swab during their travels.


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