British Home Office’s announcement exempting Bahraini citizens from visa hailed

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Manama, Jun 27 (BNA): The Kingdom of Bahrain has welcomed the announcement by the British Home Office to launch the United Kingdom Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) in early 2023, that would fully exempt Bahrain and GCC citizens from visa requirements.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the launch of ETA next year, complements the British government’s decision to implement the electronic visa exemption system, starting from June.

“The mover will contribute to facilitating travel procedures for Bahrain and GCC citizens to the United Kingdom”, it said, noting that the new system requires those wishing to travel to Britain to apply for permission to travel once every two years, as it is valid for the aforementioned period, and for multiple visits.