Apr 252016
 
 April 25, 2016  Non-U.S.

From the strike-Kuwait-from-your-tourism-plans dept., Thinus Ferreira writes:

All visitors and tourists to Kuwait will now have to submit to a DNA test and be DNA tagged before they’re allowed to enter the Persian Gulf state.

In a world first, Kuwait wants to DNA “tag” everybody in, as well as entering the country with the new DNA legislation that will become law this year.

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According to The Kuwait Times, the DNA testing law is “aimed at creating an integrated security database”. The law – the first of its kind in the world – and the DNA tagging will only be used for “criminal security purposes” according to Kuwait officials.

“Kuwait will have a database including DBA fingerprints of allcitizens, residents and visitors. This law is the first of its kind in the world and Kuwait is the first country worldwide to apply the system,” notes the publication.

Read more on Traveler24.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

  One Response to “Kuwait to DNA test and tag all tourists”

  1. I didnt really think Kuwait was such a travelers place, hot spot for tourist attraction.. not that checking DNA is going to help in that category either.

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