Kuwait to DNA test and tag all tourists

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Just in case you were planning on going to Kuwait anytime soon.

No doubt other countries are watching to see how “tourist tagging” does.

(From Traveler 24)

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.

The Kuwait government says the forced DNA testing won’t affect people’s personal freedom and privacy but will be done to keep track of people and to help if they commit crimes.

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