Bahrain slaps visas on Qataris

DUBAI: Bahrain has decided to impose visas on travellers from Qatar, which is embroiled in a diplomatic crisis with its Arab neighbors, Bahraini state media reported yesterday. Under Gulf Cooperation Council agreements, citizens of countries in the six-state bloc, including both Bahrain and Qatar, can visit other GCC countries without visas. But Bahrain’s King Sheikh Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa yesterday ordered the new rules and urged authorities to strengthen security measures in the tiny Gulf kingdom, the official BNA news agency said. “The new measures aim at preventing harming the security and stability of the Kingdom of Bahrain, particularly in light of the latest repercussions of the crisis with Qatar”, said a statement on BNA.


This article was published on 31/10/2017