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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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: [09/23/2020] Country-Specific Information: 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 . The Government of Bahrain has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to …

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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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Public Messaging on Visa Services

In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State has temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Embassies and consulates have canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020, but will continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services as …

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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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