A 14-day visa is available to citizens of 66 countries, whereas a 14-day online visa is available to citizens of 113 countries, including all those who are qualified for an arrival visa. For the most up-to-date information, go to the Ministry of Interior’s website. If none of these apply to you, or if you’re coming for reasons other than tourism or business, you’ll need a sponsor in Bahrain to submit your visa application on your behalf.
Bahrain is one of the few Gulf countries that recognizes Israeli passports (though visas are required) and passports with proof of trips to Israel.
Citizens of GCC member nations do not need a visa, and residents of GCC member states, regardless of nationality, will be given a short-stay visa upon arrival.