International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Bahrain From Germany is Restricted

Description

Most travelers are not allowed to enter Bahrain.

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The travel restrictions do not apply to:

  • Bahraini citizens;
  • Residents;
  • Diplomats;
  • Passengers with Prior Permission Granted letter (PPG);
  • Passengers with an e-visa obtained before departure;
  • Travelers in transit;
  • Nationals of Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
Start Date
9/5/2020
Updated
6/11/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Electronic visitor visa

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Sherpa
Start Date
4/27/2021
Updated
5/27/2021
Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

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Description

Unvaccinated travelers arriving from selected countries must have proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken within 48 hours before departure. Test results must have a QR code.

Travelers arriving into Bahrain via the King Fahd Causeway are required to provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken up to 72 hours before arrival into Bahrain.

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Travelers exempted from this requirement are:

  • Travelers under the age of 7;
  • Fully vaccinated travelers with vaccine certificates issued by Bahrain, Hungary, Cyprus, Greece, and Israel;
  • Travelers with a valid recovery document issued by Bahrain, Hungary, Cyprus, Greece, and Israel.
Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 48 hours Before Departure
Start Date
5/25/2021
Updated
6/11/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

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Start Date
5/8/2021
Updated
6/11/2021

On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory contact-tracing app

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Description

Travelers must activate the BeAware Bahrain application and sign a self-isolation agreement. Travelers must pay for their COVID-19 testing in Bahrain through the app. Travelers may also use the app to verify their COVID-19 vaccination.

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Travelers exempted from testing are:

  • Travelers under the age of 7.
Start Date
4/30/2021
Updated
6/11/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival

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Description

Travelers must take a COVID-19 PCR test on arrival.

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Travelers exempted from testing are:

  • Children between the age of 6 and 17;
  • Residents of Bahrain and residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council with valid proof of vaccination;
  • Residents of Bahrain and residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council with valid proof of recovery from COVID-19.
Start Date
5/13/2021
Updated
6/11/2021
Possible

Quarantine may be required under some conditions

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Description

Travelers who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 10 days on arrival. Travelers must also take a test on day 5 and on day 10 of their stay in Bahrain.

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This quarantine requirement does not apply to:

  • Travelers under the age of 7;
  • Fully vaccinated travelers with vaccine certificates or issued by Bahrain, United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore;
  • Travelers with a valid recovery document issued by Bahrain, United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore.
  • Travelers who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine for 10 days on arrival. Travelers must also take a test on day 5 and on day 10 of their stay in Bahrain.
  • Travelers with a vaccination certificate recognized by the Bahrain government are not required to quarantine upon arrival.
Minimum Number of Days
10 days
Start Date
5/13/2021
Updated
6/11/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

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US Embassy for Bahrain
Start Date
4/22/2020
Updated
6/11/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Bahrain.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
642.51
Increased by-442.36
at 6/13/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
10.00%
Increased by-3.70%
at 6/10/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
60.34%
Increased by1.40%
at 6/13/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
1,026,666
Increased by23,689
at 6/13/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.78
Increased by-0.07
at 6/12/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

Social gatherings are currently limited to a maximum of 6 people. Many indoor services require proof of an official vaccination or recovery certificate, issued by Bahrain or a GCC country. We recommend keeping up-to-date with official guidelines throughout your trip.

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
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Required
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Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
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Operating
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Public transport is operating as usual.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
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Restrictions in place
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Restaurants may open for takeaway or delivery services only. On-site dining is not permitted.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
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Closed
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Bars are closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
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Closed
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Nightclubs are closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
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Restrictions in place
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Essential shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Non-essential businesses are closed.

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