Bahrain visa situation
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Aug 25, 2012 5:33 AM Last Post By: laketraveller
Aug 23, 2012 3:33 AM
Bahrain visa situationHi guys,
I am an Australian citizen and hoping to visit Bahrain for a few days. I'm quite unsure what's the deal with the visa situation- I have read both visa on arrival possibilities and e-visa. However, the latter has seemed to cause problems??
I have booked my flights and all- don't really want to have to change my plans! Nor risk it!
Also, I have Israeli stamps in my passport, which I read earlier wasn't an issue at all. However, now the Australian government have on their website that this might be an issue in Bahrain!
someone help please!
Aug 23, 2012 5:33 AM
1The reason for the conflicting information on the Australian website is that while there is no official government policy which bans entry to those with Israeli stamps in their passport, there could be individual government or airlne authorities who take it upon themselves to cause problems and possibly deny entry.
As is the case is some countries, the rules tend to be ambiguous and applied inconsistently. Hence, there's good news, bad news and then good news again. The good news is you're not likely to have a problem, the bad news is that due to bad luck you could end up dealing with someone who causes you problems, the other good news is that if you just walk away, come back and get someone else you should have no problems.
I can't address your visa question.
Aug 25, 2012 4:16 AM
2Thank you for that!
I have read that there has been increased screening of people coming into Bahrain since the protests?
Have you heard anything about the stability there at the moment? I am a young male traveling solo (with a few israeli passport stamps!)
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