COVID-19: Entry rules to Bahrain updated

Passengers arriving from red list countries are prohibited from entry unless they are a citizen or resident of Bahrain


Manama: The Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) has updated travel entry procedures at Bahrain International Airport, in line with directives issued by the Government Executive Committee based on recommendations made by the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Starting from Sunday, vaccination certificates issued by countries whose citizens are eligible for a visa on arrival will be accepted upon entry. All previous procedures will continue to be followed, however, an additional PCR test will be required on the fifth day of stay.

Passengers arriving from red list countries, including passengers who have transited those countries at any point in the last 14 days, are prohibited from entry unless they are a citizen or resident of Bahrain.

Issuance of visas upon arrival at Bahrain International Airport is limited to those arriving from countries eligible for on-arrival visas, in accordance with Bahrain’s online visa procedures. Travellers intending to enter Bahrain are encouraged to review their eligibility for a visa on-arrival prior to departure on

All vaccinated or unvaccinated passengers aged six years and above arriving from red list countries who are allowed to enter the kingdom are subject to the rules mentioned in the infographics.

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