Effective 13th July 2021, Bahrain's Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA), in coordination with the National Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus, have updated travel regulations by adding 16 newly red-listed countries. The newly banned locations are: Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Countries that were already on Bahrain's red list include Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. Passengers arriving from Red List countries, including passengers who have transited through any of those countries at any point in the preceding 14 days, are prohibited from entry unless they are citizens or residents of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
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Immigration & Visas

All visitors entering the Kingdom of Bahrain need a visa, except citizens of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates). If you are a citizen of any other country, you will need to apply for a visa through your nearest Kingdom of Bahrain embassy or by visiting Passports must be valid for at least six months after departure for most countries. For more information call +973 17139292.

F1 Regulations

Passengers can obtain an F1 visa on arrival, or pre-arrange the visa online through or by visiting the Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs (NPRA) headquarters, depending on your nationality and GCC expat residence status.

For more information or queries, you may contact the eServices section in NPRA on +973 17399777 or e-mail them on

LMRA Counters

If you are starting a new job in Bahrain, proceed to the Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) counters at Bahrain International Airport to where you will undergo the fingerprinting process and be issued your entry permit. The LMRA Counters are located on Level 01 near the Immigration counters and are numbered from 1 to 6, East to West.

For more information:


Operator +973 17388888
Call Center +973 17506055
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