Bahrain's Gulf Air launches tourist visa service

Gulf carrier partners with VFS Global to simplify process of applying for visa to visit country

Travel, Tourism

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has in partnership with VFS Global, the world’s largest visa service provider, launched a Bahrain Tourist Visa Service.

The services is available via exclusively for the airline’s passengers flying across its global network to Bahrain, the airline said in a statement.

It added that travellers with return Gulf Air tickets can now apply for a visa to Bahrain online or by visiting their local Gulf Air sales office with the necessary documents no more than 30 days prior to travel.

The visa service takes a minimum of four working days to process and is done in coordination with the relevant ministries and government entities.

Gulf Air deputy CEO, Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi, said: “Promoting the kingdom of Bahrain as a many faceted tourist destination is key to Gulf Air’s longstanding mission. We are delighted to, in partnership with VFS Global, launch the Bahrain Tourist Visa Service - making the process of obtaining a visa to enter Bahrain easier and more convenient.

"We anticipate positive feedback from our customers, for whom this service is tailored, and we look forward to welcoming more people from around the world to Bahrain to experience all that the kingdom has to offer.”

Vinay Malhotra, COO – Middle East & South Asia, VFS Global, added: “We are delighted to partner with Gulf Air and the Government of Bahrain to develop a convenient, next-generation visa service for Gulf Air passengers visiting Bahrain."

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