Bahraini visa for Saudi Arabian citizens

A visa is NOT required for Saudi Arabian passport holders visiting Bahrain for a short-term stay: Freedom of Movement.

Visa requirements:

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

Bahrain tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Saudi Arabian 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 Saudi Arabia, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Bahrain nearest your place of residence.

  • Riyadh: The Embassy of Bahrain in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Working hours: Close now)
  • Jeddah: The Consulate General of Bahrain in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (Working hours: Close now)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Saudi Arabia) estimated Change (%)
2008 4,316 N/A
2009 4,431 2.66%
2010 5,976 34.87%
2011 3,366 -43.67%
2012 4,031 19.76%
2013 4,582 13.67%
2014 5,226 14.05%
2015 4,835 -7.48%
2016 5,079 5.05%
2017 5,687 11.97%
2018 6,023 5.91%

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

Bahrain & Saudi Arabia comparison

Bahrain's area is approximately 760 km2 (293 sq mi), while the area of Saudi Arabia is approximately 2,149,690 km2 (829,999 sq mi). This means Saudi Arabia is 2828.54 times bigger than Bahrain.

As of October 2021, Bahrain's population is ~6.7 million people - 72,117,105 fewer people than the population of Saudi Arabia.

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

Bahrain Saudi Arabia Difference
Population (est 2021) 6,676,700 78,793,805 72.1 million fewer people live in Bahrain than Saudi Arabia
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 36 114 Bahrain has 78 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Saudi Arabia.
Travel freedom (2021) 41 39 Bahrain passport holders can visit 2 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 32 127 Bahraini hosts 95 fewer foreign missions than Saudi Arabia.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Saudi Arabia travel to Bahrain in one year?

The number of visitors from Saudi Arabia visiting Bahrain in 2018 was approximately 6,023.

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