Bahrain Eases Entry Rules to Boost Economy, Tourism Industry
Bahrain has eased entry rules for expatriates who live in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to benefit the nation's tourism industry and economy, reported the Gulf Daily News on Thursday.
Entry rules will now be issued entry visas at all official points of arrival, providing they hold residence permits from a GCC country which are valid for a further six months, said immigration and passports director general Sheikh Sabah bin Daij Al Khalifa.
A minimal fee will be charged for the visas, which will be available to all nationalities. Under a similar scheme introduced in 1976, only certain nationalities were granted visas on arrival.
The new facilities will be offered to tourist groups, businessmen, passengers and their families travelling through Bahrain airport and the King Fahad Causeway, as well as members of regional and international missions, he said – Albawaba.com
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