July 15, 2021

Bahrain Ceases Processing New Work Permits from “Red List” Countries

In addition to its earlier suspension of entry for travelers on the “red-list” – or those deemed highest risk due to virus rates and/or vaccination access, Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory authority has recently announced that it will cease to process any new work permit applications from red list countries. This applies only to applications being submitted from outside the Kingdom of Bahrain. The red list currently includes Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

The new directive is a further attempt by Bahrain to strengthen their efforts against the Covid-19 pandemic.

For further information on immigration restrictions in Bahrain, please contact the Sterling Lexicon immigration team.

Leanne Cottrell

Leanne Cottrell

As Head of Immigration with Sterling Lexicon, Leanne leads a team of specialists who are responsible for ensuring the entire immigration process is smooth and stress-free for clients, assignees and their accompanying family members. She brings over ten years of experience in strategic immigration management, planning and consultation to her role, and has cultivated invaluable knowledge and experience in processing countless global migration applications. As a trusted partner, she consults with clients on everything from policy considerations and cost or efficiency improvements, to the impact of opening offices in new locations. Leanne is a frequent presenter and author on global immigration topics and trends.

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