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Bahrain bans arrivals from 16 more countries

Travellers from countries including Iran, Iraq, Mexico, the Philippines and South Africa will not be allowed to enter the kingdom

Bahrain has banned the entry of travellers from 16 further countries, including Iran, Iraq, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa and Indonesia, in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.

A spokesperson for Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Affairs confirmed the list also includes Mozambique, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Mongolia, Tunisia, Namibia, Panama, Malaysia, Uganda and the Dominican Republic.

Bahrain had already suspended entry for travellers from countries on its Red List (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Vietnam) on all flights in May.

Officials clarified that the ban on travellers from the additional Red List countries will include those transiting through the kingdom, but will exclude citizens and residents with valid residency visas.

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All previously announced procedures for permitted arrivals from these countries will remain. Namely, all travellers aged six years and above, whether vaccinated or not, must present a certified negative PCR test with a QR code 48 hours prior to their flight and take another test on arrival. They must also quarantine for 10 days.

With the Al-Adha holiday approaching, Bahrain is set to announce an increase in precautionary regulations with regards to gatherings from Monday, 19 July, until Thursday, 22 July.

For more information and regular updates, visit www.moh.gov.bh

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