Manama, July 19 (BNA): The Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) announced today the extension of the validity of all valid and expired visit visas for an additional three months – from 21 July 2020 until 21 October 2020.
The NPRA further highlighted that visitors who intend to stay in the Kingdom beyond 21 October 2020 will be allowed to apply through the eVisa portal to renew their visit visas.
The decision will reduce the implications of the global pandemic by enabling visitors to correct their immigration status free of charge. The NPRA emphasised that the validity of all visit visas will be automatically renewed for the upcoming three months.
This decision follows the directives of the Government Executive Committee chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister to unite national efforts in the wake of the spread of COVID-19 across the world.