Kuwait govt imposes travel ban on 70 Indians over non-compliance with traffic fines
Gulf country Kuwait has imposed a travel ban on as many as 70 Indians including 50 men and 20 women for failing to pay fines related to traffic violations
HYDERABAD: Gulf country Kuwait has imposed a travel ban on as many as 70 Indians including 50 men and 20 women for failing to pay fines related to traffic violations and collected an amount of Rs. 1.77 crore from them under Foreigners Residence Law Decree No. (17/1959) and the Traffic Regulations Decree-Law No. (67/1976).
It is learned that the Ministry of Interior Affairs in Kuwait recently announced a new policy regarding traffic violations for expatriates on August 19 stating that those leaving Kuwait for any reason must settle any outstanding fines related to traffic violations and warned against travel if they failed to pay the fines. Within 24 hours of the policy taking effect, action was taken against 70 expatriates who had not paid their fines, resulting in a travel ban being imposed on them.
The ministry advised all expatriates planning to leave the country to review their traffic violations and settle any outstanding fines in advance to avoid any delays during their journey. It also said that they could pay the fines through the official online portal of the Ministry, at the Traffic Department office, at the airport office, or the office set up at the border port. The authorities said that all expatriates should abide by the law and avoid any violations.