Bahrain is reported to no longer issue visas on arrival or grant e-visas to any holders of Qatari residency permits. Individuals, regardless of nationality, who hold Qatari residence and do not have a valid Bahraini visa may be refused entrance to Bahrain by immigration officials.
U.S. citizens who hold Qatari residency and seek to travel to Bahrain are advised to obtain the appropriate Bahraini visa prior to travel. Please note that the Bahraini Embassy in Qatar is closed.
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As always, American citizens can find further information using the below resources:
For further travel and security information:
- See the State Department’s travel websitefor the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Qatar Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar, located at 22 February Street, Al Luqta District, Doha, at ACSDoha@state.gov. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +974 4496 6000.
- Call 1-888-407-4747toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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