Bahrain, on 6 January 2022, updated measures and testing protocols taken to mitigate COVID-19.
The following updates to COVID-19 protocols will be implemented, starting from Sunday, 09 January 2022:
- Increasing PCR testing for individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, which may include high temperature, coughing, and shortness of breath, and for those who have a positive rapid antigen test, and those who have been in close contact with active COVID-19 cases.
- Increasing COVID-19 rapid testing for employees across the Kingdom’s vital sectors.
The following COVID-19 protocol updates are to be implemented for vaccinated and un-vaccinated individuals arriving into the Kingdom of Bahrain:
- All arrivals must present a negative PCR certificate issued no more than 72 hours before arriving into the Kingdom of Bahrain.
- One PCR test will be required to be taken upon arrival, with a reduced cost of BHD 12.
- Unvaccinated individuals aged 12 years and above must complete a 10-day quarantine in their residence or place of stay.
- The National Vaccination Campaign will continue its rollout at the same pace.
- Isolation and treatment centres will continue to operate at their current capacities.
- Citizens and Residents who display symptoms are encouraged to get tested as soon as possible.
- Unvaccinated individuals and those who have yet to receive a booster shot are encouraged to do so to protect public health.