Bahrain

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Region: Middle East-West Asia

Requirements

Passport Validity
6 months
Electronic Visa
  • Website: Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs eVisa System
  • Processing will take approximately 3-5 working days.
  • The eVisa expires 30 days after approval, so must be used within 30 days. To obtain another, must apply again and pay another fee.
  • Minimum eVisa is for 2 weeks stay with single entry. Other eVisas available: 1 month stay with multiple entry, or 90 day stay with multiple entry.
  • eVisa can be extended in Bahrain, by visiting Nationality, Passports & Residence and paying the extension fee.
Other Documents
Travellers must have a valid confirmed onward travel ticket to leave Bahrain, and must be capable of self-support during the visit.
Transit
- Holders of confirmed onward tickets are permitted transit without visa in international transit area for up to 24 hours.
Dual Nationality
Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State warns: "Bahrain does not recognize dual nationality, though some exceptions are made. In early 2017 Bahrain launched a campaign requiring all dual nationals to declare and register their other nationality with the government. If you are eligible for Bahraini citizenship, authorities will not issue you a Bahraini passport unless you relinquish your U.S. passport."
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. Visa-On-Arrival also available: 2 week stay with single entry, or 1 month stay with multiple entry.
Sources:

COVID-19 Travel Alert

Updated: 2020-04-03
No Entry
(Source: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) )
  • The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) reports: "DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS: 1. VISA ON ARRIVAL HAS BEEN SUSPENDED. - THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO PASSENGERS WITH A DIPLOMATIC, AN OFFICIAL, A SERVICE OR UN PASSPORT. 2. PASSENGERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ENTER BAHRAIN, UNLESS THEY ARE - BAHRAINI CITIZENS - PASSENGERS WHO RESIDE IN BAHRAIN - PASSENGERS WITH A VALID LETTER OF PRIOR PERMISSION GRANTED WHICH IS PRESENTED PRIOR TO BOARDING. - THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO AIRLINE CREW - THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO TRANSFER PASSENGERS - THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO MILITARY PERSONNEL 3. ALL PASSENGERS ARRIVING IN BAHRAIN WILL IMMEDIATELY BE TAKEN TO UNDERGO ENHANCED TESTING PROCEDURES AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE FOR CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO QUARANTINE".

Applicable Passports: