7 Countries That Hate Tourists

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7. Kuwait

Kuwait is an Islamic country, and although it is more open to Western tourists than a lot of other countries in the Persian Gulf, it still has its fair share of issues. Sandstorms often blanket even the most urban cities, which can put a halt to any outdoor activities for the day. There are many new luxury hotels slated for completion in the next year, but tourists who have been arriving in the last few years have found that the hotels and attractions that are open now are not enough to cater to demands.



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