Bahrain visa exemption & requirements

As of 2020, regular passport holders from 4 countries visiting Bahrain for tourism purposes including Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates Do Not require a visa and will be granted permission for short-term stay on arrival.
Bahrain Visa Required Visa Not Required E-visa Visa On Arrival

Bahraini visa exempt countries

To enter Bahrain for a short term visit, citizens of the following countries are able to travel in Bahrain without a visa:

Asia

Nationals from all countries in Asia will need visas to travel to Bahrain as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Afghanistan Visa required No No
Armenia Visa required No No
Azerbaijan Visa required Yes No
Bangladesh Visa required No No
Bhutan Visa required No No
Brunei Visa required 2 weeks Yes Yes
Cambodia Visa required No No
China Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Timor-Leste Visa required No No
Georgia Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
India Visa required 90 days Yes No
Indonesia Visa required 30 days Yes No
Japan Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Kazakhstan Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Kyrgyzstan Visa required No No
Laos Visa required No No
Malaysia Visa required 1 month Yes Yes
Maldives Visa required No No
Mongolia Visa required No No
Myanmar Visa required No No
Nepal Visa required No No
North Korea Visa required No No
Pakistan Visa required 14 days Yes No
Philippines Visa required No No
Singapore Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
South Korea Visa required Yes Yes
Sri Lanka Visa required No No
Tajikistan Visa required No No
Thailand Visa required 14 days No Yes
Turkmenistan Visa required No No
Uzbekistan Visa required No No
Vietnam Visa required No No

Europe

Nationals from all countries in Europe will need visas to travel to Bahrain as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Albania Visa required No No
Andorra Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Austria Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Belarus Visa required No No
Belgium Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa required No No
Bulgaria Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Croatia Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Cyprus Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Czech Republic Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Denmark Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Estonia Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Finland Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
France Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Germany Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Greece Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Hungary Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Iceland Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Ireland Visa required 3 months Yes Yes
Italy Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Latvia Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Liechtenstein Visa required 14 days No Yes
Lithuania Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Luxembourg Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
North Macedonia Visa required No No
Malta Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Moldova Visa required No No
Monaco Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Montenegro Visa required No No
Netherlands Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Norway Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Poland Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Portugal Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Romania Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Russia Visa required "14 days/1 month" Yes Yes
San Marino Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Serbia Visa required No No
Slovakia Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Slovenia Visa required N/A No No
Spain Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Sweden Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Switzerland Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Turkey Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Ukraine Visa required 30 days Yes Yes
United Kingdom Visa required 3 months Yes Yes
Kosovo Visa required N/A No No

Africa

Nationals from all countries in Africa will need visas to travel to Bahrain as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Algeria Visa required No No
Angola Visa required No No
Benin Visa required No No
Botswana Visa required Yes No
Burkina Faso Visa required No No
Burundi Visa required N/A No No
Cameroon Visa required 14 days Yes No
Cape Verde Visa required No No
Central African Republic Visa required No No
Chad Visa required No No
Comoros Visa required No No
Democratic Republic of the Congo Visa required No No
Djibouti Visa required No No
Egypt Visa required 14 days Yes No
Equatorial Guinea Visa required No No
Eritrea Visa required No No
Ethiopia Visa required No No
Gabon Visa required 14 days Yes No
Gambia Visa required No No
Ghana Visa required 14 days Yes No
Guinea Visa required No No
Côte d'Ivoire Visa required 14 days Yes No
Kenya Visa required 14 days Yes No
Lesotho Visa required No No
Liberia Visa required No No
Libya Visa required No No
Madagascar Visa required No No
Malawi Visa required No No
Mali Visa required No No
Mauritania Visa required No No
Mauritius Visa required 14 days Yes No
Morocco Visa required 14 days Yes No
Mozambique Visa required 14 days Yes No
Namibia Visa required No No
Niger Visa required No No
Nigeria Visa required No No
Rwanda Visa required No No
São Tomé and Príncipe Visa required N/A Yes No
Senegal Visa required 14 days Yes No
Seychelles Visa required 14 days Yes No
Sierra Leone Visa required No No
Somalia Visa required No No
South Africa Visa required 14 days Yes No
Sudan Visa required No No
Eswatini Visa required No No
Tanzania Visa required No No
Togo Visa required No No
Tunisia Visa required No No
Uganda Visa required No No
Zambia Visa required No No
Zimbabwe Visa required No No
Republic of the Congo Visa required No No
Guinea-Bissau Visa required No No
South Sudan Visa required No No

Central America and Caribbean

Nationals from all countries in Central America and Caribbean will need visas to travel to Bahrain as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Antigua and Barbuda Visa required 14 days Yes No
Bahamas Visa required 14 days Yes No
Barbados Visa required 14 days Yes No
Belize Visa required Yes No
Costa Rica Visa required No No
Cuba Visa required Yes No
Dominica Visa required Yes No
Dominican Republic Visa required Yes No
El Salvador Visa required No No
Grenada Visa required Yes No
Guatemala Visa required No No
Haiti Visa required No No
Honduras Visa required No No
Jamaica Visa required Yes No
Nicaragua Visa required No No
Panama Visa required No No
Saint Kitts and Nevis Visa required Yes No
Saint Lucia Visa required Yes No
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa required Yes No
Trinidad and Tobago Visa required Yes No

South America

Nationals from all countries in South America will need visas to travel to Bahrain as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Argentina Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Bolivia Visa required 14 days No Yes
Brazil Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Chile Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Colombia Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Ecuador Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Guyana Visa required Yes Yes
Paraguay Visa required 14 days No Yes
Peru Visa required 2 weeks Yes Yes
Suriname Visa required Yes Yes
Uruguay Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Venezuela Visa required 14 days Yes Yes

Oceania

Nationals from all countries in Oceania will need visas to travel to Bahrain as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Australia Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Fiji Visa required 14 days No No
Kiribati Visa required No No
Marshall Islands Visa required No No
Micronesia Visa required No No
Nauru Visa required No No
New Zealand Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Palau Visa required No No
Papua New Guinea Visa required No No
Samoa Visa required No No
Solomon Islands Visa required No No
Tonga Visa required No No
Tuvalu Visa required No No
Vanuatu Visa required 14 days No No

North America

Nationals from all countries in North America will need visas to travel to Bahrain as tourists.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Canada Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
Mexico Visa required 14 days Yes Yes
United States Visa required 14 days Yes Yes

Middle East

Nationals from 4 countries in Middle East are exempt from Bahrain visa, while those from 8 other countrie(s) will require a valid entry visa.

Country Visa requirement Allowed stay E-visa Eligibility Visa on arrival Eligibility Notes
Iran Visa required No No
Iraq Visa required Yes No
Israel Visa required Yes No
Jordan Visa required 14 days Yes No
Kuwait Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Lebanon Visa required No No
Oman Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Qatar Visa required 14 days Yes No
Saudi Arabia Visa not required Freedom of Movement No No
Syria Visa required Yes No
United Arab Emirates Visa not required Freedom of movement No No
Yemen Visa required No No

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