Gulf Air launches Bahrain tourist visa service

Passengers can apply for a visa at or at Gulf Air offices

Passengers flying with Gulf Air can now apply for visas for Bahrain through the airline’s website or offices.

Bahrain’s flag carrier has launched the service, in partnership with VFS Global, exclusively for passengers flying across its global network to Bahrain.

Passengers with return Gulf Air tickets can now apply for a visa to the Kingdom of Bahrain online via or by visiting their local Gulf Air sales office with the necessary documents no more than 30 days before travel to fill in the relevant forms and submit their application.

The visa service takes a minimum of four working days to process and is done in coordination with the relevant ministries and government entities.

Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed, Al Alawi, Gulf Air Deputy Chief Executive Officer:

“Promoting the Kingdom of Bahrain as a many faceted tourist destination is key to Gulf Air’s longstanding mission. We are delighted to, in partnership with VFS Global, launch the Bahrain Tourist Visa Service – making the process of obtaining a visa to enter Bahrain easier and more convenient. We anticipate positive feedback from our customers, for whom this service is tailored, and we look forward to welcoming more people from around the world to Bahrain to experience all that the Kingdom has to offer.”

Mr. Vinay Malhotra, COO – Middle East & South Asia, VFS Global:

“We are delighted to partner with Gulf Air and the Government of Bahrain to develop a convenient, next-generation visa service for Gulf Air passengers visiting Bahrain. The dedicated online platform not only makes applying for a visa to Bahrain quicker and more convenient than ever before, but also provides passengers with 24×7 accessibility and online tracking of their visas, amongst other advantages.”

Further information on Gulf Air’s Bahrain Tourist Visa Service can be found by visiting, calling any local Gulf Air sales office or emailing

N.B. Image credit: Gulf Air

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