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Entry to Bahrain suspended from ‘red list’ countries after Covid-19 case spike

by BTM

Mon, 24 May 2021

Entry to Bahrain suspended from ‘red list’ countries after Covid-19 case spike

As of today, entry to Bahrain has been suspended for travellers arriving on all flights from red list countries, currently consisting of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

The Civil Aviation Affairs announced the decision, which comes in line with Government Executive Committee directives and based on the recommendations of the National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19), following a rise in cases in the Kingdom and the prevalence of the so-called ‘Indian variant’ of the virus which spreads faster.

Bahraini citizens and residency visa holders are not subject to the suspension but will have to present an approved PCR test certificate conducted no more than 48 hours prior to boarding and undertake another PCR test on arrival and on the 10th day of stay. In addition, citizens and residency visa holders must quarantine for 10 days at their residence or at a licensed quarantine facility approved by the National Health Regulatory Authority.

Vaccinated or non-vaccinated passengers arriving from countries other than the red list must also present an approved PCR test certificate conducted no more than 48 hours prior to boarding and undertake another PCR test on arrival and on the 10th day of stay, as well as quarantine for a period of 10 days in their residence or at a licensed quarantine facility.

Passengers arriving from the countries not included in the red list are exempted from:

1. Quarantine and PCR tests: if they are vaccinated and hold a Bahrain-issued vaccination certificate or a certificate issued by a country whose vaccination certificate is approved by authorities in Bahrain, or a certificate issued by a country that has reciprocal recognition agreement with the Kingdom of Bahrain.

2. Quarantine: if they are vaccinated and hold vaccination certificates issued by the United States of America, the United Kingdom, a member state of the European Union, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan or Singapore.

Red list countries are modified based on an assessment made by the National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is periodically reviewed in line with international developments.

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