Kuwait bans live bird imports from Russia

Kuwait Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources banned importing all types of live birds, eggs and one day old chicks from Russia due to the spread of a severe bird flu in the country.

All imports must commit to the regulations of the authority in accordance with the laws of the World Organization for Animal Health and the GCC states, the authority said in a statement on Tuesday.

Arriving bird shipments will be tested for diseases and if found, the owner bears costs for returning the shipment to the country of origin.

Source: Kuwait News Agency