Bahrain announces updated airport entry procedures

The Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs has announced the updated entry procedures via Bahrain International Airport, effective June 25th, 2021.

According to the new regulations, all passengers, vaccinated or unvaccinated, aged 6 or above, traveling to Bahrain, must present an approved PCR test certificate with a QR Code before boarding the plane. The test has to be undergone 48 hours before departure for passengers authorized to enter the Kingdom and who are coming from countries on the red list.

Passengers coming from countries that are not on the red list must undergo the PCR test 72 hours before departure.

All passengers from all countries must undergo the PCR test again upon arrival in the Kingdom and on the 10th day after arrival. The cost of the tests can be paid through the BeAware app in addition to the platforms at the airport.

It has also been decided to limit the issuance of visit visas upon arrival at Bahrain International Airport to those coming from countries that are allowed to obtain them.

The precautionary quarantine will continue to be applied for ten days for all travelers coming from the red list countries and all unvaccinated travelers aged 6 years and above.

The precautionary quarantine can take place in the passengers’ homes or places designated for isolation that are licensed by NHRA.

The entry of travelers coming from red list countries (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Vietnam) will continue to be suspended on all flights, including those coming from countries entering the Kingdom temporarily, with the exception of citizens and holders of valid residence visas in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The exception also includes travelers coming from countries that are not listed on the red list.

Requirements of the precautionary quarantine and PCR test before boarding the plane:

Vaccinated passengers having certificates approved by the countries whose vaccination certificates have been approved according to the decision of the Minister of Health, or mutual agreements signed to recognize vaccination certificates.

Precautionary quarantine requirements:

Vaccinated passengers who hold vaccination certificates issued by the United States, Britain, the European Union, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan and Singapore.


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