No travel ban or arrest warrant on small debts from KD 100 – KD 200

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No travel ban or arrest warrant on small debts from KD 100 – KD 200

The Sentences Enforcement General Department of the Ministry of Justice has streamlined procedural captures of Kuwaitis especially in case of travel ban forced on them for neglecting to pay little aggregates of cash, which has been the situation throughout the years and made shame numerous families in light of the fact that finally their sightseeing plans are disturbed, reports Al-Qabas daily. 

A knowledgeable source told the daily there is a new trend to turn a blind eye to travel bans and search and arrest warrants requested by companies against Kuwaitis after an extensive study by the department and came to the conclusion that measures taken earlier need not be continued.

The source added the judges deliberated on the issue two weeks ago and concluded that these requests lack reason of the law and does not necessitate prevention of travel just because a citizen owes a company, especially if the sum is small and the Kuwaiti debtor will not intend to abandon his homeland to avoid paying a handful of dinars.


The source added what the judges meant here by ‘small sum’ is debt ranging between KD 100 and 200.

The source added the most important condition is not available in the request as the creditor company does not provide evidence of the Kuwaiti debtor’s failure to pay the debt despite the ability to do so.

The source further added that the travel ban and the search and arrest warrant are an exceptional way and cannot be expanded because they represent restrictions on the freedom of individuals and freedom of movement contrary to the logic of reality which calls for more guarantees of personal freedoms.