Visa & Passport
Citizens from 66 different countries can obtain a 14-day visa, while citizens of 113 countries, including all those eligible for an arrival visa, are eligible to apply for a 14-day online visa. Visit the website of the Ministry of Interior to get the latest details. If your nationality is not eligible for any of these, or if you are visiting for purposes other than tourism or business, you will require a sponsor in Bahrain to submit your visa application for you.
Bahrain is one of the few Gulf states that officially accepts Israeli passports (although it will need a visa) and passports with evidence of visits to Israel.
No visa is required for citizens of the GCC member states and a short-stay visa will be granted upon arrival to residents of the GCC member states, regardless of their nationality.