Kuwait stops issuing visas to five Muslim-dominated countries

Kuwait's visa ban comes on the heels of US President Donald Trump signing an executive order to ban people coming from seven Muslim-dominated countries. In photo: Kipco Tower in Kuwait. Photograph:( AFP )

New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 02, 2017, 01.32 PM (IST)

Kuwait will not issue visas to nationals from five countries -- Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.

The Kuwaiti government has asked people from these countries to not apply for a visa as they are worried about import of Islamic terrorists, Sputnik International reported.

Kuwait will stop issuing visas of all kinds -- tourism, trade and visitor.

Kuwait's visa ban comes on the heels of US President Donald Trump signing an executive order to ban people coming from seven Muslim-dominated countries -- Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.

(WION)