Gulf Air resumes flights to London Heathrow

The decision follows Bahrain’s shift from red to amber on the UK’s travel traffic light system

Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, has resumed flights from Bahrain International airport to London Heathrow. The decision to recommence its double daily service comes after Bahrain was added to the UK’s amber list.

Acting chief executive officer Captain Waleed AlAlawi stated that he was happy to be able to offer more flexibility and convenience to Gulf Air passengers: “London is one of our main destinations in Western Europe and we’ve been connecting both kingdoms since 1970. It has also been a destination that we maintained scheduled operations to throughout 2020. Thanks to the great efforts by The National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus, the Kingdom of Bahrain is now moved from the red list to the amber list in the UK colour coding entry system.”


The decision by the UK government – which took effect on Sunday 8 August – means that fully vaccinated travellers from the UK, EU and US arriving into the UK from Bahrain no longer need to quarantine, while all other travellers can now complete the 10 days quarantine at a location of their choice, rather than paying to stay in a government-approved hotel.

Other Gulf carriers have also resumed their UK services following the UAE’s inclusion on the amber list. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad has resumed passenger flights to Heathrow and Manchester, while Emirates is to resume services to Glasgow and is reviewing its UK service out of Dubai.

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