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Published on : Friday, May 29, 2015
Bahrain’s Assistant Undersecretary for Ports, Search and Follow-up, at the General Directorate of Nationality, Passports & Residence, said on Thursday, that, 253,430 people entered Bahrain between May 21 and May 27.
The overwhelming majority (207,364) arrived from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, via the King Fahad Causeway, while 45,483 landed at Bahrain International Airport and 583 came into the kingdom through seaports.
The 25-kilometre long King Fahad Causeway was officially opened on Nov 26, 1986.
The GCC is made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It was established in 1981.