|13 February, 2020

Travel clamp in Bahrain over coronavirus outbreak

Citizens and residents to follow WHO guidelines and avoid all but essential travel to infected areas

A Gulf Air aircraft taxis on a runway for take-off from Bahrain International Airport in Muharraq. Image used for illustrative purpose.

A Gulf Air aircraft taxis on a runway for take-off from Bahrain International Airport in Muharraq. Image used for illustrative purpose.

REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammed

Tourists who visited China 14 days prior to their arrival in Bahrain will be banned from entering the kingdom. This follows a decision taken by the Government Executive Committee chaired by the Crown Prince to activate preventive measures against the coronavirus outbreak.

Bahraini citizens and residents as well as GCC nationals who visited China before arriving in Bahrain would be required to undergo medical examinations as recommended by the World Health Organisation.

Interior Ministry Under-Secretary for Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa announced that the ministry, in co-ordination with the Health Ministry, has activated several procedures related to arrivals in Bahrain.

The Interior Ministry advised citizens and residents to follow WHO guidelines and avoid all but essential travel to infected areas.

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