Kuwait to ban expats aged over 50

As part of measures to reduce expats, foreigners working for the gov’t or specific sectors will not be forced to leave
By Staff writer
Sun 20 Dec 2015 09:58 AM

Expats in Kuwait aged over 50 will be forced to leave the country under a new measure announced to reduce the number of foreign workers, Arabic daily Al Anba reported.

The age limit would apply to people working for the Kuwaiti government and in professions where vacancies can be filled by Kuwaitis.

It would be implemented from March 1 and cover all nationalities, a government source reportedly said.

The government has been attempting to reduce its reliance on foreign workers, who make up about two-thirds of the total population of 3 million.

However, it faces difficulty because locals are reluctant to move to the private sector and often do not have the required qualifications.

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