alert LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE
Starting from the 25th of June, Bahrain's Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA), in coordination with the National Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus, has announced that entry of travelers coming from the countries listed on the red list (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Vietnam) will continue to be suspended on all flights, including passengers coming from those countries who will enter the kingdom temporarily, with the exception of citizens and holders of valid residence visas in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
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LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE

LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE

Starting from the 25th of June, Bahrain's Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA), in coordination with the National Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus, has announced that entry of travelers coming from the countries listed on the red list (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Vietnam) will continue to be suspended on all flights, including passengers coming from those countries who will enter the kingdom temporarily, with the exception of citizens and holders of valid residence visas in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
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Red Listed Countries:

  1. Republic of India
  2. Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  3. People's Republic of Bangladesh
  4. Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  5. Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  6. Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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

Entry Procedures:

In line with the guidance of the Coordinating Committee and on the recommendations of the National Medical Team for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Civil Aviation Affairs announced the suspension of all passengers arriving in the Kingdom of Bahrain on flights from red-listed countries.

This procedure does not apply to:

  1. Bahrain citizens
  2. Residents of Bahrain
  3. GCC citizens who do not need visas (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Oman)
  4. Passengers eligible to obtain a visa on arrival
  5. Passengers with a valid electronic visa
  6. Military
  7. Crews

Bahraini citizens and Bahrain visa and residency permit holders must follow these procedures:

  1. Present a negative test certificate with a QR code for a PCR test administered within 48 hours of their departure.
  2. Undergo two PCR tests (costing BHD 24 for both), which will take place on arrival and on the 10th day of their stay.
  3. Passengers aged 5 years and below are exempt from mandatory testing requirements.
  4. Quarantine for 10 days in their own homes or at a licensed quarantine facility approved by the National Health Regulatory Authority.
  5. Provide proof of a pre-paid booking in their name at a quarantine facility before their departure to Bahrain.
  6. Travelers who choose to spend their quarantine periods at their homes must provide proof of residence, whether owned or rented in their name or in the name of an immediate relative, before boarding.
Bahraini citizens and Bahrain visa and residency permit holders must follow these procedures:

All passengers, vaccinated or non-vaccinated, arriving to the Kingdom of Bahrain, aged 6 or above:

  1. Present an approved PCR test certificate with a QR Code 48 hours before departure for passengers authorized to enter the kingdom and who are coming from countries on the red list.
  2. Passengers arriving from countries that are not on the red list have to undergo the PCR test 72 hours before departure.
  3. All passengers from all countries must undergo the PCR test again upon arrival in the Kingdom of Bahrain and on the 10th day after arrival. (costing BHD 24 for both)
  4. The cost of the PCR test can be paid through the “BeAware Bahrain” mobile application in addition to the platforms at the airport which permit to pay in cash or electronically by credit cards. 
  5. This decision does not apply to passengers younger than the age of 6.

Travelers who have received a single dose or are not vaccinated must present a negative test certificate with a QR code for a PCR test administered within 48 hours of their departure. They must also:

  1. Undergo two PCR tests (costing BHD 24 for both), which will take place on arrival and on the 10th day of their stay.
  2. Travelers aged 5 years and under are excluded from compulsory screening.
  3. Apply 10-day precautionary quarantines in their own homes or at a quarantine facility licensed by the National Health Regulatory Authority.
  4. Provide proof of a pre-paid booking in their name at a quarantine facility before their departure to Bahrain.
  5. Travelers who choose to spend their quarantine periods in their homes must provide proof of residence, whether owned or rented in their name or the name of an immediate relative, before boarding.

Passengers from countries with mutual recognition of vaccination certificates:

Passengers from countries with mutual recognition of vaccination certificates are not required to undergo PCR tests upon arrival, if evidence of a recognized vaccine is provided. Those countries are:

  1. Hungary
  2. Cyprus
  3. Greece
  4. Israel

Non vaccinated travelers and those with a sponsor must:

  1. Undergo two PCR tests (costing BHD 24 for both), which will take place on arrival and on the 10th day of their stay.
  2. Travelers aged 5 years and under are excluded from compulsory screening.
  3. Apply 10-day precautionary quarantine at their own homes or at a quarantine facility licensed by the National Health Regulatory Authority.
  4. Provide proof of a pre-paid booking in their name at a quarantine facility before their departure to Bahrain.
  5. Travelers who choose to spend their quarantine periods in their homes must provide proof of residence, whether owned or rented in their name or the name of an immediate relative, before boarding.

Countries exempted from quarantine upon arrival:

  1. United States
  2. United Kingdom
  3. European Union Countries
  4. Canada
  5. Australia
  6. New Zealand
  7. South Korea
  8. Japan
  9. Singapore

Travelers from the above countries are exempt from precautionary quarantine upon arrival, as long as official vaccination certificates issued by their countries are provided. However, they must still undergo a PCR test upon arrival and on the 10th day of their stay in Bahrain (cost of BHD 24 for both).

Non vaccinated travelers and those with a sponsor must:

  1. Undergo two PCR tests (costing BHD 24 for both), which will take place on arrival and on the 10th day of their stay.
  2. Travelers aged 5 years and under are excluded from compulsory screening.
  3. Complete a 10-day precautionary quarantine in their own homes or at a quarantine facility licensed by the National Health Regulatory Authority.
  4. Provide proof of a pre-paid booking in their name at a quarantine facility before their departure to Bahrain.
  5. Travelers who choose to spend their quarantine periods in their homes must provide proof of residence, whether owned or rented in their name or the name of an immediate relative, before boarding.

 

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.

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. 

In line with health and safety measures, access to the terminal is restricted to passengers and staff, although exceptions will be made for those accompanying passengers with reduced mobility or unaccompanied minors. Temperature screening is mandatory at entry points to the terminal and before boarding, and anyone with a high fever will be subject to a secondary medical assessment. To allow time for additional screening procedures, passengers must arrive at the airport at least three hours before their flight departure time.

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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