Officials in Kuwait are proposing screenings to detect and ban gays from entering a political and economic union of Arab states bordering the Persian Gulf.

According to Gulf News, a central committee dealing with the status of expatriates will look into the proposal next month.

“Health centers conduct the routine medical check to assess the health of the expatriates when they come into the GCC countries,” Yousuf Mindkar, director of public health at the Kuwaiti health ministry, is quoted as saying by local daily Al Rai on Monday. “However, we will take stricter measures that will help us detect gays who will be then barred from entering Kuwait or any GCC member states.”

Arab nations included in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. All 6 countries currently ban gay sex.

People found guilty of violating the law in Kuwait face up to 10 years in prison if those involved were under the age of 21.