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Bahrain launches two new visas for 114 countries

New phase includes introduction of single entry visa and one-year multiple reentry e-visa

Bahrain launches two new visas for 114 countries

Bahrain has launched a new single entry visa and one-year multiple reentry e-visa for a total of 114 countries including the GCC.

The new single entry visa will allow up to a two-week stay while the one-year multi-entry visa will allow for a stay period of up to 90 days.

Furthermore, Bahrain’s three month multiple reentry visa will now allow for a one month stay as opposed to the previous two weeks stay. Citizens of the US, Canada, UK and Ireland and holders of the five-year multiple reentry visa will also be able to stay for 90 days instead of 30.

The new visa changes is in line with Bahrain’s aim to become an accessible destination for leisure and business tourists, according to undersecretary of nationality, passport and residence affairs (NPRA) Shaikh Rashid Al Khalifa.

“These developments further aid Bahrain’s standing as a regional hub, which is why so many tourists and businesses are looking to the country as the ideal Middle East destination,” he said.

Visas to Bahrain can be applied for online via www.evisa.gov.bh while GCC citizens and the citizens of 67 countries can apply for visas on arrival.

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