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Bahrain updates Covid-19 entry rules for travellers

Passengers eligible for a visa on arrival can enter the country with a vaccination certificate

The Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) has updated Bahrain’s travel entry procedures. The directives, which came into effect from Sunday, 29 August 2021, have been issued by the Government Executive Committee in response to recommendations made by the National Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus.

Fully vaccinated travellers who are eligible for a visa on arrival at Bahrain International Airport will be able to enter the country by presenting a valid vaccination certificate. They will then be required to take a PCR test on their fifth day in the country.

Vaccinated passengers arriving from GCC countries, or countries with which Bahrain has signed a mutual vaccination recognition agreement, are to follow the below procedures:

  • Conduct a PCR test upon arrival
  • Conduct a PCR test on the fifth day after arrival
  • Conduct a PCR test on the 10th day after arrival

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All other vaccinated passengers, aged six and above, who have an approved vaccination certificate from countries that are eligible for a visa on arrival are to follow these procedures:

  • Present an approved PCR certificate before boarding the plane, administered within 72 hours of departure
  • Conduct a PCR test upon arrival
  • Conduct a PCR test on the fifth day after arrival
  • Conduct a PCR test on the 10th day after arrival

Passengers arriving from red list countries, including those who have transited through countries at any point in the last 14 days, are prohibited from entry unless they are a citizen or resident of Bahrain.

Click here for the full list of regulations

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