Visas are not required by GCC passport holders.
Under the new visa policy, being implemented in stages between October 2014 and early 2015, visitors from 66 countries will be able to receive visas upon arrival in Bahrain. These visitors will also be eligible to apply for their visas electronically ahead of their arrival in the Kingdom, further easing their travel experience.
Visitors from a further 36 countries will also be able to exclusively obtain electronic visas, bringing the overall total of countries eligible to receive e-visas to 102. E-visas can be obtained ahead of travel through a simple online application process, at http://www.evisa.gov.bh/.
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Passport holders from countries not listed above are requested to complete the procedures Bahrain Government. Check out more details at http://www.mofa.gov.bh/Default.aspx?tabid=147 The organizers cannot be held responsible for any visitor who fails to obtain a visa as they are issued entirely at the discretion of the Bahraini authorities.
Journalists and Media
Members of the media are required to register for a media visa in advance of their visit to Bahrain. Applications should be made directly to the Department for Foreign Media at the Bahrain Information Affairs Authority.
For further information on requirements, and to download a media visa application form, visit the Bahrain News Agency website: http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/media-visa