Share |

Popular Pages

Cost of Living in Bahrain
Salaries in Bahrain
General Laws and Regulations
Things to do in Bahrain
Places to visit in Bahrain
Weekend Activities
Nightlife in Bahrain
International Schools in Bahrain
Restaurants in Manama Bahrain
Major Cities in Bahrain

News Channels

Bahrain Travel News
Bahrain Real Estate News
Bahrain Employment News

Latest Bahrain News 

Bahrain to grant entry visas to Qataris only on humanitarian grounds


The Interior Ministry in Bahrain has revealed that Bahrain would issue entry visas to Qataris who are members of mixed Bahraini-Qatari families. But, the visas would be granted on humanitarian basis and under specific conditions only, including monitoring of movement of money.

The ministry statement revealed that the number of individuals who would be exempted would be limited, as part of framework to protect Bahraini society. The special cases and other application procedures would be determined later.

Bahrain early this week said that it would stop issuing entry visas to Qatari nationals owing to the ‘irresponsible’ acts of Qatari authorities that did not take into consideration the rights of neighbouring countries, or the principles of international law.

Qatar students who are taking up courses in Bahrain, and Qatari nationals holding valid visas would be exempted from the entry visa ban.

Nationals from GCC countries are allowed to travel across the council with just their ID cards, while foreigners holding GCC residence permits are eligible for a visit-visa on arrival.

But, on 31st October, Bahrain imposed entry visas on Qatari nationals and residents and mentioned that the decision was to protect its security and preserve its stability.
The authorities launched a hotline to enable members of Bahraini-Qatari families to register their details and to have their travel requests pertaining to essential matters such as studies, work, weddings and medical treatment processed.

The Foreign Minister in Bahrain, Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa said the decision to impose restriction on entry visas for Qatari nationals was taken as several people coming from countries that sponsored terrorism were given Qatari documents that allowed them to travel across GCC freely.

Shaikh Khalid made it clear that the restrictions were not intended for people of Qatar, but is made against Qatar granting visas and residency to citizens of countries sponsoring terrorism and extremism.



Social Bookmarking
 Add to Del.icio.us Digg this article Add to Myweb.Yahoo! Stumble it Add to Newsvine Add to Google bookmarks Add to Propeller

Read more news

> New Private Aviation Terminal to come up in Bahrain Posted on 15/11/2018
> Bahrain International Air Show 2018 likely to draw maximum participation Posted on 8/11/2018
> Bahrain, China implement mutual visa exemption for diplomats, special passports Posted on 2/11/2018
> Bahrain to implement VAT from 1st January 2019 Posted on 10/10/2018
> Bahrain records highest Schengen Visa approval rates in the Gulf Posted on 5/10/2018
> Bahrain ranked as best destination for expats second year in row Posted on 13/9/2018
> Bahrain attracted over 26,000 visitors for LEGO shows last month Posted on 6/9/2018
> Bahrain to grant entry visas to Qataris only on humanitarian grounds Posted on 30/8/2018
> Iconic café relocated to Bab Al Bahrain Posted on 21/8/2018
> Metro Bahrain, the latest solution for increasing traffic woes Posted on 9/8/2018