Dubai: Kuwait has banned nationals from five countries, including Pakistan, from entering the Gulf country, according to immigration sources.

According to the report, the other countries in the list include Syria, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan.

However, there has not been an official confirmation of the decision.

The ban is likely to be temporary and will be lifted after the security situation stabilizes, it added.

The ban reportedly includes suspending all tourism, visit and trade visas as well as visas sponsored by spouses.

They blanket visa ban has been attributed to the "difficult security conditions in the five countries" and to "the remarkably increasing tendency of nationals from the five countries to apply for visas to bring in relatives who faced or could face arrest by the local authorities to Kuwait", the report said.

(Agencies)