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Kuwait enforces 16,000 travel bans in just two months

The latest figures from the Travel Ban Section of the Enforcement Department at the Ministry of Justice revealed that there were 8,033 orders issued to lift travel bans, along with 917 requests for ‘one-time travel.’

  • As many as 6,642 travel ban orders were issued in January, compared to 9,006 in February

  • The orders to lift the travel ban in January numbered 6,642, while in February they amounted to 3,811.

  • Al-Ahmadi was the governorate with the highest number of travel bans during the aforementioned period, recording 4,321 travel ban orders

The latest figures from the Travel Ban Section of the Enforcement Department at the Ministry of Justice, covering January and February of this year, indicate that approximately 16,000 travel bans were imposed on citizens and expatriates. Additionally, there were 8,033 orders issued to lift travel bans, along with 917 requests for “one-time travel.”

The statistics, obtained by Al-Qabas, showed that the number of travel ban orders issued in January amounted to 6,642, compared to 9,006 in February.

Additionally, the orders to lift the travel ban in January numbered 6,642, while in February they amounted to 3,811.

According to the statistics, Al-Ahmadi was the governorate with the highest number of travel bans during the aforementioned period, recording 4,321 travel ban orders. Farwaniya followed with 3,641 travel ban orders, then Hawalli with 2,452 travel ban orders, Al-Jahra with 2,381, and the capital with 1,757. Mubarak Al-Kabeer recorded the fewest travel ban orders at 1,096.

Family court

The number of travel ban procedures in the family court reached 1,211, with 620 measures taken in January and 591 in February. Additionally, 380 orders to lift a travel ban were recorded, including 220 in January and 160 in February.

There were 27,809 travel ban orders registered for rentals, with 14,420 in January and 13,389 in February. Moreover, the family court registered 907 vehicle seizure and seizure procedures, comprising 474 in January and 433 in February.

According to a source speaking to Al-Qabas, the main reasons for travel bans include issues related to checks, banks, phones, installments, rents, and electricity bills, as well as expenses and family court cases.

Travel ban orders by governorates:

Al-Ahmadi: 4,321
Farwaniya: 3,641
Hawalli: 2,452
Al-Jahra: 2,381
DC: 1,757
Mubarak Al-Kabeer: 1,096

The most prominent travel ban issues were on:

  1. Checks
  2. Banks
  3. Phones
  4. Installments
  5. Rentals
  6. Electricity bills
  7. Expenses
  8. Family court cases


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