Kuwait has banned the use of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras in public places for anyone who is not a journalist.
The ban, which was passed by the unanimous agreement of the country’s Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Information and Ministry of Finance, prevents the public from using DSLR devices on the streets of the Middle Eastern State.
Tourists are to be affected by the new laws and must be aware of this before travelling to Kuwait.
Smaller digital cameras and camera phones are exempt from the ban.
According to the Kuwait Times, many local people are confused as to why the ban has been enacted, whilst many younger citizens, who own expensive cameras that are affected by the new rules, are now are at a loss over what they’re going to do with them.
The government has yet to release a statement on the matter.