Kuwait government bans travel for 93,000 indebted Kuwaitis
Government cites combined debts of $2.7 billion in the case of those banned from travel.
June 29, 2010 9:47 by Rasha Reslan
Approximately 93,000 Kuwaitis have been barred from travel, based on their outstanding debts, estimated at a combined total of $2.7 billion, or 784 million Kuwaiti dinars, according to Kuwaiti media reports carried in Zawya.com.
A reported one-third of those unapproved for travel are said to be Kuwaiti nationals, with a combined outstanding debt of KWD 241 million. The remaining comprise around 62,000 non-nationals, with outstanding debt of approximately KWD 543 million. Ali Al Dhubaibi, chief justice at the high court of appeal in Kuwait and head of the country’s sentences enforcement department was cited by Kuwaiti media Tuesday in the matter.