Travel Plans Derailed for 10 Expats Due to Unpaid Fines

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 20: The Ministry of Interior has announced that all expatriates intending to leave the country, regardless of the reason for their departure, are required to settle any outstanding traffic violations recorded under the Ministry’s regulations. In line with this, a security source revealed that the travel plans of 10 expatriates were halted at Kuwait International Airport on the first day of implementing the new rule. These individuals were unable to pay the value of their traffic violations and subsequently were not allowed to leave the country, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources. According to the source, these expatriates returned home after their travel plans were canceled.

The Ministry of Interior collected around 31,000 Kuwaiti dinars from 405 traffic violations owed by departing expatriates on the same day. The source emphasized that expatriates intending to travel must review and settle their traffic violations. Some violations cannot be paid at the airport, such as parking violations in designated spaces for people with disabilities. Such violations need to be addressed by the General Department for Investigations. It was highlighted that strict adherence to established legal provisions is crucial, as the Ministry of Interior remains committed to upholding security and public order within the country. The Ministry of Interior has provided options for settling traffic violations. The value of these violations can be paid through the electronic portal or by visiting the relevant departments under the General Traffic Department in the various governorates. Offices situated at land and sea ports, as well as Kuwait International Airport, also offer facilities for paying these fines, starting from the specified date.

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