Visas are not required by GCC passport holders.

Passport holders from the following countries: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, the UK, the USA and the Vatican City can obtain a two week visa on arrival at Bahrain International Airport at a cost of BD 20 (US$ 53).

MEP16 Visa Application FormThese visas can be extended by the organisers at the Exhibition Centre subject to approval by the Bahraini authorities. Exhibitors should ensure that they carry a letter of authority from their company referring to the exhibition plus onward or return air tickets.

Passport holders from countries not listed above are requested to complete the
Visa Application Form and return it to Arabian Exhibition Management together with clear copies of relevant passport pages.

A charge of BD 31 (US$ 82) for two weeks visa or BD 42 (US$ 112) for one month visa (NOC) is payable in advance and is listed in the application form.

Visa applications should be submitted before 1 September 2016. The organisers cannot be held responsible for anyone who fails to obtain a visa as they are issued entirely at the discretion of the Bahraini authorities.

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Journalists and Media

Members of the media are required to register for a media visa in advance of their visit to Bahrain. Applications should be made directly to the Department for Foreign Media at the Bahrain Information Affairs Authority.

For further information on requirements, and to download a media visa application form visit the Bahrain News Agency website.