Bahraini visa for Kuwaiti citizens

A visa is NOT required for Kuwaiti passport holders visiting Bahrain for a short-term stay: Freedom of movement.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Kuwaiti citizens to enter Bahrain for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required Freedom of movement
Evisa Bahrain e-visa for Kuwaiti citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Bahrain visa on arrival for Kuwaiti citizens Not Available

Bahrain tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Kuwaiti passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Bahrain.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Bahrain.

If you are looking for Bahrain visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Kuwait, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Bahrain nearest your place of residence.

  • Kuwait City: The Embassy of Bahrain in Kuwait City, Kuwait (Working hours: Open now. Close in 37 minutes)

Bahrain visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Bahrain diplomatic mission offices to Kuwait for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Kuwait traveling to Bahrain from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Kuwait) estimated Change (%)
2008 7,164 N/A
2009 7,355 2.67%
2010 9,920 34.87%
2011 5,588 -43.67%
2012 6,691 19.74%
2013 7,605 13.66%
2014 8,675 14.07%
2015 8,026 -7.48%
2016 8,431 5.05%
2017 9,440 11.97%
2018 9,997 5.90%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Bahrain & Kuwait comparison

Bahrain's area is approximately 760 km2 (293 sq mi), while the area of Kuwait is approximately 17,820 km2 (6,880 sq mi). This means Kuwait is 23.45 times bigger than Bahrain.

As of July 2021, Bahrain's population is ~5.3 million people - 2,675,428 fewer people than the population of Kuwait.

We have highlighted Bahrain & Kuwait’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Bahrain Kuwait Difference
Population (est 2021) 5,269,940 7,945,368 2.7 million fewer people live in Bahrain than Kuwait
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 36 39 Bahrain has 3 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Kuwait.
Travel freedom (2021) 41 48 Bahrain passport holders visit 7 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 32 70 Bahraini hosts 38 fewer foreign missions than Kuwait.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Kuwait travel to Bahrain in one year?

The number of visitors from Kuwait visiting Bahrain in 2018 was approximately 9,997.

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Useful Information

  • Manama to Kuwait City: 447.11 km (277.82 mi)
  • Travel time: 55 minutes

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