Visa details for Bahrain

Citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council nationals (GCC -- Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman) do not need visas to enter Bahrain. 

Tourist visas can be obtained at the Bahrain International Airport or at the King Fahad Causeway for : 

Citizens of the European Community, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan or Hong Kong. 

Visitors who have been resident in the GCC for a minimum of six months, and who possess a return visa for the country of GCC residency. 

Citizens from the following 35 countries ( Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Britain, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Japan, Norway, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, United States of America, Portugal, Malaysia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Greece, Monaco, San Marino, Singapore, Brunei, Vatican City and Andorra), China and Thailand) can obtain a visa valid for two weeks issued from access points inside the country without pre-arrangement or local sponsor's request. This visa may be extended for another two weeks. 

An Israeli stamp in your passport may hinder your admittance to Bahrain. 

Bahrain visa requirements 

An electronic visa service is now available for some countries. Getting an e-visa before arriving may save you time queuing and having correct currency/change. 

Go to Bahrain evisa website

From this site you can:

  • Check your eligibility for a Bahrain visa. 
  • Apply on-line for certain types of visa (if available)
  • Apply for eVisa. 
  • Check the status of an eVisa application

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