There was a 12 per cent increase in passenger traffic in August to and from Bahrain compared with the figures for August last year, reported the Bahrain Tribune, citing official figures.
A total of 201,785 people entered or left Bahrain last month compared with 179,628 in August last year, according to the figures released by the General Directorate of Immigration and Passports, said the paper.
It added that the number of departures and arrivals through King Fahad Causeway (the bridge linking the island with Saudi Arabia) last month was 806,821 against 721,732 for August 1999. The number of entrants with work visas for last month was 5,917 and with visitor visas 3,144.
The number of visas issued for relatives wishing to join their families was 1,409, while the number for 72-hour and one-week visas issued was 4,202 for last month, according to the report.
According to Bahraini law, all visitors require visas, except for the
Nationals the Gulf Cooperation Council states, citizens of the United Kingdom who were born in the United Kingdom, and travelers passing through the country for less than 72 hours who hold confirmed tickets and appropriate travel documents and who do not leave the transit area – (Albawaba.com)
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