Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Manama, September 10, 2021

Location: Bahrain Event: U.S. citizens are urged to be cautious and vigilant when living and traveling abroad given the potential threat of terrorist attacks and extremist action against U.S. citizens and interests.  As the 20th anniversary of September 11th approaches, the possibility for violence overseas may increase. Locations where crowds gather such as hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping malls, foreign diplomatic …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:  September 7, 2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from …

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Health Alert: COVID Travel Policy in Bahrain

Location: Bahrain Event: Closure of Non-Essential Services and Updates to Arrival Procedures in Bahrain Closure of Non-Essential Services: Beginning at 11:59 p.m. May 27 through 11:59 p.m. on June 10, the following non-essential services are closed: shopping malls and commercial shops, salons, barber shops and beauty parlors, indoor and outdoor dining, gyms, sports halls, swimming …

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Health Alert: Restrictions on Entry to Saudi Arabia

Health Alert: Restrictions on Entry to Saudi Arabia, February 3, 2021 Location: Entry to Saudi Arabia Event:  The government of Saudi Arabia has announced additional COVID-19 related travel restrictions.  Beginning February 3, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. local, Saudi Arabia will suspend the entry of people traveling from the United States and 19 other countries, as well as travelers who …

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Virtual Town Hall for U.S. Citizens in Bahrain

Location: Bahrain  The U.S. Embassy in Manama invites all U.S. citizens in Bahrain to join a virtual Town Hall with Chargé d’Affaires Maggie Nardi on Monday, January 25 at 5:00 p.m.   To receive call-in instructions, please RSVP using the questionnaire form linked below by noon on Saturday, January 23:    RSVP to Town Hall     Notice on Travel to the United States:  Effective January 26, 2021, all air passengers, including U.S. citizens, arriving …

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Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and …

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Health Alert

Location: Bahrain, country-wide The Bahrain Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. The Ministry of Health provides daily updates to its COVID-19 website . As of December 21, Saudi Arabia suspended entry through land, air, and sea ports for at least one week, including passenger traffic on the King Fahd Causeway connecting Bahrain …

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U.S. Citizen Voting Alert

U.S. Citizen Voting Alert     December 15, 2020    Location: Bahrain    U.S. Embassy Manama will accept and mail ballots for U.S. citizens registered in districts holding runoff elections, including the January 5, 2021, Georgia runoff elections for two U.S. Senate seats.  Information regarding runoff elections, including registration and voting deadlines, can be found at …

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Update on American Citizen Services

Resumption of American Citizen Services Appointments September 24, 2020 Location: Bahrain The Embassy is now accommodating a limited number of notary appointments in addition to the full range of passport services and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs).  Please note appointments are still limited to maximize social distancing.  Due to limited staffing and to maximize …

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Security Alert: Message for U.S. Citizens

September 21, 2020 Location: Bahrain, country-wide U.S. Embassy Manama reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. The Embassy encourages all U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans, remain aware of their surroundings, including local events, and maintain a high-level of vigilance. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile Be aware of your surroundings Stay alert in locations frequented by …

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Resumption of Limited American Citizen Services Appointments

August 18, 2020  Location: Bahrain  The Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bahrain.  Updates on COVID-19 in Bahrain and the measures taken to reduce its spread are available on the Ministry of Health’s website:  www.moh.gov.bh .   The Embassy is now accepting a limited number of appointment requests for minor passport renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs), and first-time …

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Resumption of Dropbox Passports Renewal Services

August 6, 2020 Location: Bahrain The Ministry of Health has confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Bahrain. Updates on COVID-19 in Bahrain and the measures taken to reduce its spread are available on the Ministry of Health’s website: www.moh.gov.bh . The Embassy is now accepting adult passport renewal applications that do not require an in-person appointment via …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  U.S. citizens who live abroad should …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manama, Bahrain, March 19, 2020 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manama, Bahrain, March 19, 2020 Location:  Throughout Bahrain  Event:    The Ministry of Health continues to track and publish new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bahrain.  Updates on COVID-19 in Bahrain and the measures taken to reduce its spread are available on the Ministry of Health’s website:  www.moh.gov.bh .   The Government of Bahrain …

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Security Alert – Embassy Manama

Location:  Security awareness throughout Bahrain. Event:   In light of continued regional tensions, including the January 7 attack against U.S. and Coalition military personnel in Iraq, the Embassy continues to monitor the situation carefully.  While we have no information indicating a threat to American citizens in Bahrain, we encourage all American citizens to continue to …

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Security Alert – Embassy Manama, January 3, 2020

Location:  Security awareness throughout Bahrain.   Event:   In light of regional events, there is potential for spontaneous demonstrations or unrest to take place in Bahrain over the coming days, and possibly beyond.  While we have no information indicating a threat to American citizens, we encourage you to continually exercise the appropriate level of security …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Demonstrations

Potential Demonstration Alert – Embassy Manama, February 13, 2019 Location:  Demonstrations continue to take place throughout Bahrain. Event:   Anniversary dates of significant events, including February 14th, typically experience a higher volume of violent protest activity. Unrest can occur without warning in any part of the country, including in places frequented by American citizens. Some protests may …

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Demonstration Alert – Embassy Manama

Location:  There is a potential for demonstrations to occur at election polling stations throughout the country, including in public areas such as shopping malls. Event:  The Government of Bahrain will conduct Municipal and Parliamentary Elections on Saturday November 24 and run-off elections in many of these same races on Saturday December 1.  Spontaneous demonstrations and …

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