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Newsline: Embassy warns Kuwaitis that US airport officials can request access to laptops, phones

Kuwait Embassy in Washington urged citizens, specially students, wishing to visit the US to cooperate fully with the airport officials who might request access to personal laptops or mobile phones. American airports’ authorities “might in some cases request access to content of mobile phones or smart devices of the citizens and students,” the embassy said in a statement, sent to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) in Kuwait. Therefore, it added, the embassy urged the citizens to check contents of their mobile phones or laptops before traveling to the US “and to make sure those devices do not include materials or photos with extremist nature, or related to conflicts or terrorist groups, or include forms of violent clips.” This is meant to prevent measures that might be taken against them which might include interrogation and could also cause cancellation of the entry visa thus banning them from entering the US.



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