Bahrain resumes issuing visas on-arrival

Residents of Gulf countries can also now visit the Kingdom


Bahrain has resumed issuing visas on-arrival for nationals from 68 countries, the Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs (NPRA) has announced.

From Saturday (September 5), residents from neighbouring Gulf countries can also get on-arrival visas.

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Bahrain stopped issuing visas on arrival on March 18, with only diplomatic passport holders able to use the service until now.

At the same time, Bahrain reduced the number of incoming flights in a bid to “help contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and safeguard the health and safety of citizens and residents”.

Since then, only citizens, residents and travellers with a letter of prior permission, as well as transit passengers, could use Bahrain International Airport.

The resumption of visas on-arrival is part of a number of changes as lockdown restrictions ease across the Kingdom.

Passengers arriving in Bahrain no longer have to quarantine for ten days, provided their airport PCR test is negative.

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