Visa Procedures

To ensure that visas are issued on time, participants are strongly encouraged to complete their registration as soon as possible. For media, please refer to: Media Page.

Diplomatic Passports

Diplomatic passport holders of a majority of States Parties do not require a visa for entry to Bahrain. Kindly contact us to confirm the visa requirements if you possess a diplomatic passport.

Participants who register before 20 May 2018

Please note that visas will be issued free of charge for all participants who register before 20 May 2018.

 

Participants who register after 20 May 2018

Participants who register after 20 May 2018 should follow the official rules of obtaining an entry visa to the Kingdom of Bahrain, i.e. on arrival, online or via a Bahraini Mission Abroad. Please note that the UNESCO World Heritage Centre will be unable to intervene in any visa decisions taken by the Bahraini authorities.

To check the list of countries eligible for e-visa please see https://www.evisa.gov.bh/image/115_countries.pdf.

To check if your country is eligible for obtaining visa on arrival at the Bahrain International Airport, please refer to the official website of the Host Country at the following address https://www.evisa.gov.bh/ under ‘Check your eligibility for a Bahrain visa’.

Delegates from countries which are not eligible for e visa or for obtaining visa on arrival at the Bahrain International Airport are strongly advised to register before 20 May 2018. After this date, these delegates are kindly requested to obtain their visas via the Bahraini Missions abroad. A list of the Bahraini Missions, and Accredited Foreign Missions to Bahrain, can be found at the Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: http://www.mofa.gov.bh/Default.aspx?tabid=77&language=en-US.