Customs Regulations

  • The importation, purchase and consumption of alcohol is permissible.
  • Non-Muslim visitors can import 1L of wine or spirits, or six cans of beer duty free.
  • If planning to enter Saudi Arabia, be aware that alcohol is completely banned there.


Visas for 24 and 72 hours, two weeks and three months are available on arrival or can be applied for in advance via

Visas on Arrival & in Advance

Visas are needed to visit Bahrain; for people of 66 nationalities, these can be obtained on arrival at the airport or at the border with Saudi Arabia. A three-month, multiple-entry visa, valid for stays of two weeks to 30 days, costs BD25 and is payable in cash (either Bahraini dinars or major international currencies).

You can also apply for an e-visa online – follow the links on – with the main advantage being that you'll spend less time passing through immigration on arrival.