H1N1 Check Up in Kuwait

I got this form when we first landed and there was a lot of warning about making sure that we do the check up. I don’t even know how they want to cross check all the people traveling so they make sure they don’t have the H1N1 virus. Its a 50 KD fine or a 1 month jail time if you don’t follow up with one of the clinics designated in the back. I left it to the last day and head toward Sabah Al Salem since I am in the Hawally Area, I found it fairly easily and its relatively close. Once we went in, my friend knew where to go, there was a lady at the register I gave her my form and my Civil ID. She said this is Sabah Al Salem, you live in Mishref so you must go to Rumaithiya. I told her I called before and they said its fine, and the airport said any of the ones in your Area, and today is my last day. She said no, so I told her, your name is “something something” and I will be reporting you to the police for refusing to check if I have the Pig Flu and that if I am jailed I will be filing damages against you. She said fine, and took my paper wrote my name down and the Egyptian gentlemen in the room stood up and point a little red laser to my forehead to take my temperature which took all in all about 30 seconds but the arguing took 10 minutes. She was rude and it wouldn’t have taken too much time, and what would have happened if someone didn’t argue like I did, bureaucracy is annoying as hell.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

11 Comments

  1. Ray J

    what do you expect out of these egyptians

  2. My friend who came back from the states actually had a messed up situation due to this swine flu thangg. She came in on a thursday late night, so we decided to go friday. Get to salmiya clinic and the guy says its only until 12 pm on weekdays. Thing was, she was leaving Saturday to Syria for 2 weeks. Freaking out that the airport officials wouldn’t let her throught if they saw she didn’t do it, my mom and I had to wait around til we saw her go through fine.
    She comes back from Syria and gets another card to check. We go to Salmiya again and they ask where I live. So I said Shuhadaa, and they looked at me, but it was 11:59 and I think they felt sorry for us. They asked for her civil i.d., but she’s American. They looked so confused! Anyways they ended up doing it in 30 secs too.

    Overall, I don’t think they even check “the book” that has all the names in it. They just say the fine and jail thing to scare you haha..

  3. So you can do your checkup in any clinic?

    I’m coming back in 2 weeks and wouldn’t want to infect anyone ;P

  4. nasser

    min sijk raye7 aslan 7adaa 3ady ma etroo7 (a5af besawoon shay bs)

  5. @Ray J – I would like to correct that, it was the Kuwaiti woman who was arguiing but the Egyptian man who did the test without questions, so its the other way around!

    @Big N – Just be ready to argue!

    @nasser – Wala e7na namshy 3al qanoon!

  6. Monica B

    What happens if I never got a card?

    I got in on a flight from JFK ~2 weeks ago and I never gave them anything at passport control and they didn’t say anything.

  7. wow,, lol that was really fun and zain sawait fehom,, bo6a6 o bedeyan

  8. please check my blog for details on how fucked up my experience was. Three different doctors only to end up having to wait in line for an idiot to check my temprature.

    Damn idiots would order a pregnancy test for a woman bleeding from her ear …..

  9. Q80 In Denver

    LoooL t9adeg since I came from the U.S .. lel7een ma re7t! :p 3afannat el ewrega 3endy! :p

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