Bahrain stops issuing entry visas for Qatari citizens

The Bahraini decision will not affect Qatari students studying in the Kingdom, as well as those who hold valid visas. (Supplied)

Bahrain has announced on Tuesday that due to the continuous aggressive irresponsible actions by the Qatari government against Bahrain, the kingdom decided to stop issuing entry visas to Qatari citizens.

In a statement published on its website, Bahrain Interior Ministry declared that: “As a result of the continued irresponsible actions of the Qatari authorities against the Kingdom of Bahrain, It was decided to stop issuing visas to Qatari nationals, except Qatari students studying in the Kingdom of Bahrain, as well as those who hold valid visas.”

The statement noted that the Qatari people are not the targeted party of this decision, as “They remain a natural extension of their brothers in the Kingdom of Bahrain” as the statement puts it.

The Interior Ministry stressed that the brotherly relations between the two brotherly peoples cannot be harmed by the actions of the irresponsible Qatari authorities which do not take into consideration the principle of neighborhood or the principles of international law.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53