According to the Kuwait Times, government 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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