Visa, Travel & Accommodation

Visa Requirements

  • Visas are required by all visitors to Bahrain – regardless of purpose of visit – except GCC passport holders.
  • E-Visas can also be obtained through the website

Visa Requirements

  • Getting a visa to enter the Kingdom of Bahrain is relatively simple and hassle-free. If all documents are in order, then the visa is issued within 3 to 5 working days. Visas can be obtained through the website

Visa on Arrival:

  • There are 67 countries (PDF, 505KB, 2 pages) eligible to receive Visa on arrival to the Bahrain International Airport. All visas require a fee to be paid  for the initial grant, and then for subsequent extensions (if any extension is permitted).

Visa for other Nationalities:

  • Visa is available online for 114 countries (PDF, 8.0MB, 1 page), a visa must be applied before the visitor enters the country either through their respective embassy  , a local Bahraini sponsor or an organization on their behalf.

Visitors Resident in GCC Countries:

  • All GCC nationals (Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, UAE and Saudi Arabia) do not need a visa to enter the Kingdom of Bahrain. However, visitors who have been resident in the GCC for a minimum of three months, and who possess a return visa for the country of GCC residency valid for at least 3 months can enter and this varies between different nationalities. Regulations should be checked before travelling.
    You can know more about your eligibility for a visa and apply for it via:
    Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs.

Gulf Air commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East. The airline operates scheduled flights from its hub at Bahrain International Airport to cities in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Indian sub-continent and the Far East. Renowned for its traditional Arabian hospitality, Gulf Air is committed to being an industry leader and developing products and services that reflect the evolving needs and aspirations of its passengers. Gulf Air received the Skytrax Five Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating for flying safely throughout the pandemic and enhancing its airport and onboard protocols to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Gulf Air is also rated Five Star Major Official Airline by APEX, a rating programme that is based solely on certified passengers’ feedback. Most recently, Skytrax awarded the national carrier with the “World’s Most Improved Airline” award for 2022. These milestones for Gulf Air are a testament to the success of its boutique strategy and the ongoing enhancements to its products and services. To book your flight, please visit the official Gulf Air website

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