The Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain has announced that, following the World Health Organization declaration on January 30th, 2020 that the global spread of 2019 Novel Coronavirus is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), as of 5 March 2020, all individuals arriving from any part of the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Iraq, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the Republic of Korea, will be subject to enhanced border control measures.
Bahrain will deny entry to any individual who has left or transited through the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Iraq, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the Republic of Korea, within 14 days of their arrival in the Kingdom, with the exception of:
• Bahraini citizens
• Permanent residents of Bahrain
• Citizens of GCC countries
• Passengers with Prior Permission Granted
Bahraini citizens and residents, citizens of GCC countries, and passengers with Prior Permission Granted who have visited the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Iraq, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the Republic of Korea, within 14 days of arriving in Bahrain will be required to undergo medical examinations recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Foreign nationals who are eligible to apply for visas on-arrival, but have visited the Lebanese Republic, Japan, the Italian Republic, Hong Kong, the Republic of Singapore, Malaysia or the Kingdom of Thailand within 14 days of their arrival to Bahrain will no longer be eligible for visas on-arrival and are required to acquire a visa prior to their departure. Exceptions will be made for GCC Citizens and passengers with Prior Permission Granted, which needs to be presented prior to boarding. Depending on the passenger's departure point, those arriving in Bahrain may also be required to undergo medical examinations recommended by the WHO.
It is advised to apply at least 10 days before the intended entry date.
- You are not in Bahrain. (Visa cannot be issued to the applicants who have already entered the country)
- You have a regular passport (any other document will not be accepted) that is still valid for at least 6 months after the intended date of arrival in Bahrain.
- You have a valid confirmed return ticket.
- You have a proof that you are able to sustain yourself (and the dependants if travelling with you) financially while in the country.
- Your entry will not violate the security regulations of Bahrain.
- You are intending to use the E-Visa within 30 days after the issuance date. (This is the period of visa validity. Once the visa is expired, you will have to apply and pay the Embassy fee again.)
- You are not intending to apply for more than one visa simultaneously (You have to use the issued visa first, otherwise it is impossible to issue more than one visa for the same passport).
Bahrain tourist e-visa is required for citizens of Switzerland.
Additional steps you may take:
- Check the current validity of your passport and the availability of blank visa pages
- Contact the nearest embassy or consulate of Bahrain
Take advantage of our extensive embassy and consular database to find the nearest one. Upon contacting the embassy confirm the required documents, the time it takes to process the visa and whether the consulate accepts applications by mail.