Kuwait to fingerprint expats at airport

All expats will have their fingerprints taken before flying out of the country, a source has told the Kuwait Times newspaper.

The new policy by the Interior Ministry will only include foreign workers and will not include Kuwaiti citizens, diplomats or judges, the report said.

The move is one of around 30 new procedures issued to employees at Kuwait International Airport.

The source told the newspaper staff were also instructed to make sure there are no travel bans issued on a traveller before stamping the passport or the boarding pass.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK