Bahraini Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa - File Photo
MANAMA - 31 October 2017:Bahrain decided imposition of visas to preserve the security and safety of the country, starting with Qatar as the Kingdom had been affected most by its policies, Bahraini news agency (BNA) reported Tuesday.
In this regard, Interior Minister Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa ordered to impose entry visa on citizens and residents of Qatar from November 10.
The decision is related to the Cabinet order in the Monday session chaired by Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on adopting measures that include tightening entry and residence procedures in light of the current security requirements.
The minister said obtaining entry visa requires submitting an application in accordance with the instructions mentioned on the Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs (NPRA) website.
The procedures aim to protect Bahrain’s security and stability, especially in light of the latest implications of the crisis with Qatar, including Doha’s decision to strengthen its ties with Iran, which has negative effects on the national and regional security.