Bahrain has amended its entry rules for travelers to the country in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It has suspended entry for travelers coming from countries on its Red List starting from May 24.
The Red List includes India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Only Bahraini citizens and residents can return from these destinations.
The kingdom has also relaunched mandatory quarantine for all non-inoculated travelers arriving in Bahrain, so travelers now have to take a PCR test before flying, on arrival and then complete 10-day home or hotel quarantine.
Citizens of Bahrain and passengers holding a valid residency visa are exempt from the suspension of entry and can still fly to the kingdom from Red List countries. However, they must follow the quarantine rules in place for non-vaccinated travelers, even if they are fully vaccinated.
Non-vaccinated passengers arriving from countries not included in Bahrain’s Red List must quarantine for 10 days. This can be at a place of residence or in a government-designated hotel.
All arriving travelers must take a PCR test no more than 48 hours before flying to Bahrain and negative test certificates must contain a QR code. Passengers will take another PCR test on arrival in Bahrain, and again on day 10. A negative result from the third test will end quarantine. Children 6 years old and younger are exempt from testing.
Travelers who are vaccinated and hold a Bahrain-issued vaccination certificate, or an approved vaccination certificate from a GCC country, are exempt from both quarantine and PCR testing requirements, unless coming from a Red List country.
Incoming passengers from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait can provide a proof of their vaccination through certification or an official mobile application such as the UAE’s Al Hosn application.
Anyone flying to Bahrain with a vaccination certificate from the US, the UK, member countries of the EU, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan or Singapore must take a PCR test before flying and on arrival, but will be exempt from quarantine.