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Cheese not allowed through Kuwait airport security?

asked Aug 22 in Other by Ed
Hi,

Does anyone know what the "new" restrictions are for carry-on luggage at Kuwait security?

Because I was recently (AUG-17) on a flight to India and it seemed like the out-sourced security guys were pretty focused on throwing away cheese, biscuits, toothpastes and soaps.

They even tried to remove the chocolate I purchased at duty free (!!!)

It was also very chaotic. When I asked the supervisor to clarify the list of banned items, he just told me that the airline should inform you and walked off.  

Is this normal for flights flying to other countries as well?

Thanks.

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3 Answers

answered Aug 22 by anonymous
No they're just being assess to expats.
answered Aug 22 by anonymous
Nope, that’s just the special Indian treatment.  From what I’ve been told by my Indian friends, that the Indians working at the airport are more racist than the Kuwaiti supervisor.  

AND NO, it is not a restriction at all.  I flew in 3 days ago with over 10kg of assorted Dutch cheeses from the Netherlands.
commented Aug 23 by anonymous
Mark recently posted a video by some chinese guy who was flying from Kuwait to India.  I must say I have never ever ever seen this kind of chaos and crap animal like treatment ever in Kuwait airport.  Its the special treatment they reserve for india flights.  Also the video does show that its Indians employees that are being assholes to the indian passengers.
commented Aug 23 by anonymous
The OP is talking about departure from Kuwait, not arrival!
commented Aug 23 by anonymous
What's an OP?
commented Aug 24 by anonymous
orginal poster
answered Aug 23 by anonymous
OP is original poster
It is not racsist
Soap and cheese when x-rayed can resemble explosives
But soap and cheese is hold baggage is ok
HOWEVER when arriving to EU or USA or AUSTRALIA sniffer dogs will catch cheese - so best to confess you have it - going to USA cheese is OK

The x-rays in kuwaits arrival hall will probably detect a block of cheese or large quantities of soap and draw suspicion
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