Bahrain recently extended visit visa validity to provide relief to some visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key points:

  • Officials extended the validity of expired and valid visit visas for three months.
  • For all types of resident permits, fees will not be collected until the end of the year for rectifying problems.

Additional information: In the first week of April, Bahrain implemented restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 such as cancelling visas on arrival until further notice and banning entry for most international passengers.

Analysis & Comments: The visit visa validity extension will impact the movement of people into Bahrain and the stays of people who are already there. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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