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The Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) has updated the Kingdom of Bahrain's travel entry procedures at Bahrain International Airport, in line with directives issued by the Government Executive Committee in response to recommendations made by the National Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Entry procedures through Bahrain International Airport

The Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) has updated the Kingdom of Bahrain's travel entry procedures at Bahrain International Airport, in line with directives issued by the Government Executive Committee in response to recommendations made by the National Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Bahrain Red-Listed Countries

Bahrain's Civil Aviation Affairs has reinstated Bahrain's Red Listed Countries in response to recommendations made by the National Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Kingdom's Red Listed Countries include:

- The Republic of South Africa

- The Republic of Namibia

- The Republic of Botswana

- The Republic of Zimbabwe

- The Kingdom Lesotho

- The Kingdom of Eswatini

- The Republic of Malawi

- The Republic of Mozambique

- The Republic of Angola

- The Republic of Zambia

- The Federal Republic of Nigeria

 

Passengers from Red List countries, including those who have transited through Red List Countries, are prohibited from entry, except for citizens or residents of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Vaccinated passengers, and passengers who have recovered from COVID-19, within 8 months after the date of infection, from GCC countries, and countries with which Bahrain has signed a mutual vaccination recognition agreement and countries whose vaccination certificates are recognized by the Kingdom are to follow the below procedures:

  1. Conduct a PCR test upon arrival.
  2. Conduct a PCR test on the fifth day after arrival.
  3. Conduct a PCR test on the tenth day after arrival.
  4. Neither presenting a PCR test before boarding the plane nor quarantining upon arrival is required.

All non-vaccinated passengers are required to follow the below procedures:

  1. Present an approved PCR certificate with a QR code before boarding the plane, administered within 72 hours of departure.
  2. Conduct a PCR test upon arrival.
  3. Quarantine for a period of ten days at your residence - For individuals aged 12 years and above.
  4. Conduct a PCR test on the fifth day after arrival.
  5. Conduct a PCR test on the tenth day after arrival.

- All vaccination certificates issued from GCC countries, or issued by countries which Bahrain has signed a mutual vaccination recognition agreement, or issued by countries whose citizens are eligible for a visa on arrival will be accepted upon entry, or containing a QR code for vaccines approved by the World Health Organization, or the Kingdom of Bahrain, will be accepted upon entry will be accepted.

- Fully vaccinated: completed 14 days after the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series (e.g. Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, etc.) or completed 14 days after administration of a single dose for single-dose vaccination series (e.g. Johnson & Johnson).

- The arrival, day 5 and day 10 post-arrival tests are are subject to a BHD 36 fee (approximately $96), to be paid prior to arrival through the official BeAware Bahrain App, through the Bahrain eGovernment Portal on bh.bh/covidpay, or upon arrival at a designated airport kiosk, where card and cash payments are accepted.

- All unvaccinated arrivals aged 12 years and above, must quarantine for 10 days.

- Countries that Bahrain has signed a mutual vaccination recognition agreement:

  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Greece 
  • Republic of Hungary 
  • Republic of Seychelles 
  • Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • State of Israel

General Procedures:

  1. All arrivals must also activate the 'BeAware Bahrain' application and sign an agreement to self-isolate, which requires them to quarantine at their place of residence until their arrival test results are available.
  2. Citizens planning to travel abroad must comply with entry procedures and requirements at their destinations. They must also sign a declaration form prior to departure, agreeing to bear any medical costs while abroad, as well as mandatory COVID-19 testing once they arrive in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
General Procedures:

Precautionary Measures at Bahrain International Airport:

Bahrain Airport Company, the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), is committed to ensuring that our airport remains operational, clean, and safe for those who need to travel. We have implemented a wide range of extra measures that comply with the Bahrain Government’s guidelines and are designed to keep you as safe as possible while traveling through BIA.

Social distancing measures:

Passengers must adhere to social distancing measures at the terminal. Footprint stickers are in place to remind people to keep their distance. Wearing face masks is mandatory for all passengers and staff at the airport.

Social distancing measures:

General cleaning:

In addition to general cleaning, all frequently touched surfaces are sanitized, and plastic security trays are sanitized at the entry and exit of the security locations. A disinfection team is also on standby 24/7 to respond to any incidents. Passenger and staff shuttle buses are regularly disinfected and are running at 50 per cent occupancy to maintain social distancing.

Robots that use ultraviolet technology have been deployed to disinfect the airport and handrail disinfection systems have been installed at travellators and escalators.

General cleaning:

Contact us:

Passengers who do not adhere to the preventive measures will be refused access to the airport. The measures will be regularly updated based on the latest scientific findings as the situation evolves. Passengers may also contact our call center on 80007777 or the international number 80114444 to check the status of their flights or for more information. Download the 'BeAware Bahrain' mobile application here.

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