alert LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE
The Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) has updated Bahrain's Red List countries, 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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Covid-19 Travel Information

LATEST COVID-19 UPDATE

The Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) has updated Bahrain's Red List countries, 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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Wear a mask

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Wash your hands

Clean your hands often. Use soap and water, or hand sanitizer.

Avoid physical contact
Avoid physical contact

Maintain a safe distance to protect yourself and loved ones.

Keep distance from people
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Red Listed Countries:

  1. Republic of Georgia
  2. Republic of Ukraine
  3. Republic of Malawi
  4. Republic of Mozambique
  5. Republic of the Union of Myanmar
  6. Republic of Zimbabwe
  7. People's Republic of Mongolia
  8. Republic of Namibia
  9. The United States of Mexico
  10. The Republic of Tunisia
  11. The Islamic Republic of Iran
  12. The Republic of South Africa
  13. The Republic of Indonesia
  14. The Republic of Iraq
  15. The Republic of the Philippines
  16. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  17. The Kingdom of Malaysia
  18. The Republic of Uganda
  19. The Republic of Costa Rica
  20. The Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  21. The Republic of Slovenia
  22. Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka
  23. People's Republic of Bangladesh
  24. Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  25. Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  26. The Republic of Ecuador

Passengers arriving from red list countries, including passengers who have transited through any of those countries at any point in the preceding 14 days, are prohibited from entry unless they are:

  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. Airline Crews

 

Bahraini nationals and passengers holding a valid residency visa arriving from a Red Listed country are exempted from the above restriction, provided they:

  1. Present an approved PCR test certificate with a QR Code before boarding the plane, administered within 48 hours of departure.
  2. Undergo three PCR tests (costing BHD 36): upon arrival, on the fifth day and on the tenth day after arrival.
  3. 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.
  4. Quarantine for a period of 10 days at your residence or at a quarantine center licensed 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. Passengers 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.

 

Vaccinated passengers from the GCC or countries with which Bahrain has a mutual vaccination recognition agreement with:

  1. Undergo three PCR tests (costing BHD 36): upon arrival, on the fifth day and on the tenth day after arrival.
  2. Neither presenting a PCR test before boarding the plane nor quarantining upon arrival is required.
  3. This decision does not apply to passengers younger than the age of 6.

All vaccinated passengers aged 6 years and above who have an approved vaccination certificate from countries that are eligible to obtain an on-arrival visa:

  1. Present an approved PCR certificate before boarding the plane, administered within 72 hours of departure.
  2. Undergo three PCR tests (costing BHD 36): upon arrival, on the fifth day and on the tenth day after arrival.
  3. 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. 
  4. No need to quarantine.

NOTE: Travelers are encouraged to review their eligibility for on arrival visas by visiting www.evisa.gov.bh

Non-vaccinated passengers and passengers without vaccine certificates recognized by the Government of Bahrain:

  1. Present an approved PCR test certificate with a QR Code before boarding the plane, administered within 72 hours of departure.
  2. Undergo three PCR tests (costing BHD 36): upon arrival, on the fifth day and on the tenth day after arrival. Passengers who are under the age of 6 do not require PCR tests.
  3. 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.
  4. Quarantine for a period of 10 days at your residence or at a quarantine center licensed by the National Health Regulatory Authority. Passengers who are under the age of 12, are to quarantine for 5 days.
  5. Provide proof of a pre-paid booking in their name at a quarantine facility before their departure to Bahrain.
  6. Passengers 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.
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. 

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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