UK’s Independent newspaper reports ‘gayness’ tests in Gulf Area

6 countries make up the Gulf Co-operation states – UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and and Oman – and according to a report in the UK’s Independent newspaper expats who are found to be gay at the screening stations will be refused entry. Due to be decided on 11 November, details of the tests are unclear at present.

Until now these countries have banned homosexual acts with severe prison sentences, but have not gone as far as to deny entry.

Full report here.

Gay travellers planning to take short breaks or stopovers outside the airport are well advised to be cautious.

Wikipedia page about the Gulf Co-operation states.


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