The Kingdom of Bahrain has announced that authorities will be extending the validity of all valid and expired visit visas by an additional three months.
This means all expired visas will now have until October 21 to be due.
The kingdom is making the decision amid circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The announcement was made by authorities from Bahrain’s Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) who confirmed that visitors who intend to stay in the Kingdom beyond 21 October 2020 will be allowed to apply through the eVisa portal to renew their visit visas.
“The decision will reduce the implications of the global pandemic by enabling visitors to correct their immigration status free of charge. The NPRA emphasized that the validity of all visit visas will be automatically renewed for the upcoming three months,” NPRA said.
“This decision follows the directives of the Government Executive Committee chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister to unite national efforts in the wake of the spread of COVID-19 across the world,” authorities added.