Bahrain has temporarily halted the issuance of new work permits to several countries, including Sri Lanka. According to the Gulf Business news, Bahrain has temporarily halted the issuance of new work permits for people from ‘red list’ countries due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal are among the ‘red list’ countries. Bahrain had suspended the entry of travellers coming from the countries rostered on the red list, namely India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal, on all flights starting from Monday, May 24, 2021. Vietnam was added to the kingdom’s travel red list, effective June 1, 2021.
Source: The Nation June 14, 2021 04:52 UTC