The Bahraini government recently updated its entry rules and restrictions for many countries and travelers.

Key Points:

  • Individuals arriving from countries who are eligible for visa-on-arrival in Bahrain and have vaccination certificates will be allowed to enter the country.
  • Individuals traveling from or who have transited through red list countries within 14 days of intended arrival in Bahrain are barred from entering the country.
    • Bahraini citizens and residents are exempt from the red-list country ban.
    • All travelers who are six years or older and arriving from a red list country must present a negative PCR test conducted within 48 hours of departure; take a PCR test upon arrival; and quarantine for ten days and take additional PCR tests throughout the quarantine.
  • More information regarding Bahrain’s entry restrictions, testing requirements and health protocols can be found here.

Additional information: All travelers must use the BeAware Bahrain application and sign an agreement to adhere to the country’s health protocols upon arrival.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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