Gulf Air launches Bahrain Tourist Visa service

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has today in partnership with VFS Global, the world’s largest visa service provider, launched a Bahrain Tourist Visa Service available via exclusively for the airline’s passengers flying across its global network to Bahrain.

Travellers with return Gulf Air tickets can now conveniently 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 prior to 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.

Gulf Air Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Al Alawi, said, “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.”

Added 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  Travellers wishing to book package holidays within Gulf Air’s extensive network of destinations can visit to purchase any/all of: airfares, hotel accommodation, car rental, guided tours, excursions as well as the airline’s own add-on travel enhancement items such as advance excess baggage purchasing, lounge access and prepaid seat selection. Gulf Air tickets can be purchased via the airline’s official website, its 24-hour Worldwide Contact Centre on (+973) 17373737 in Bahrain, or any Gulf Air sales offices and approved travel agencies.

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