Ethiopians banned from entering Kuwait

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The reason for the ban? Its coz many Ehtiopians have been diagnosed with dangerous and infectious diseases during tests after their arrival in Kuwait. Thus, the Kuwaiti government gave orders not to issue any work or visit visas to people from Ethiopia. The ban comes after several meetings between health and interior ministry officials, where discussions centered around the appearance of infectious diseases among workers from Asian and African countries, especially Egypt, Ethiopia, Guinea, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

It was agreed as a start to ban Ethiopian citizens from working in Kuwait, and not allow them entry even with visit visas, with the exception of ministers and officials. The health ministry has sent official letters to the interior ministry asking it not to issue entry visas to all Ethiopians – be they domestic helpers, those who want to work in the private sector or even professional athletes. The ban is part of national security and constitutes a preventive measure for Kuwait.

Author: Melissa

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