Bahrain’s national carrier announced today that it will restrict the entry of passengers through the Bahrain International Airport to Bahrain citizens and residents only.
This was confirmed by Gulf Air on its official page on Twitter today, stating: “All passengers including transit passengers into Bahrain International Airport have been restricted to citizens and residents of Bahrain and passengers with a valid Prior Permission Granted letter.”
However, no statements were available from the Civil Aviation Affairs in the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications if the same will be applied to other airlines.
This comes while many countries, including fellow GCC countries, announced this week complete ban on travelling and halting the issuance of residency visas until further notice.
The move comes as part of the measures taken by governments around the world to contain and combat the global outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid19) pandemic.