Bahrain F1 visa rules revealed

Details of visa requirements to attend the Formula One event in Bahrain next month have been revealed.

Visitors from 51 countries and expats with residency in a GCC state will be given visas on arrival, a statement released on state media says.

Citizens of other countries must have a guarantor such as a Bahraini business or citizen.

Visas will be valid for entry into Bahrain between March 23 and April 6 and will be valid for two weeks from the date of entry. Multiple entries are allowed.

Bahrain will host the event between April 4-6.

The Gulf state has hosted a F1 event since 2004, although it was cancelled in 2011 due to political unrest in the country.

On-arrival visas can be obtained by citizens of Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the UK, US, Vatican City, South Korea, Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Hungary, Panama, South Africa, Taiwan, Venezuela and India.

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