COVID-19 Information

Country-Specific Information: 

  • As of March 31 2020 Bahrain has 268 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 and 4 deaths within its borders. 
  • The following 24-hour hotline 444 set up by the Bahrain Ministry of Health is available to report suspected or confirmed cases, or for any questions about COVID-19 in English or Arabic. 

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 be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  The Government of Bahrain has stated that anyone subjected to quarantine must comply or face up to three months in jail and a fine of up to 10,000 BHD. Visit the website of the Government of Bahrain’s Ministry of Health for additional information. 

The King Fahd causeway connecting Bahrain and Saudi Arabia remains closed to non-commercial traffic.  Neither commuters nor tourists will be permitted to use the causeway to travel between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia until further notice. For updates see link below: https://sa.usembassy.gov/category/security-and-emergency-messages/  

Entry and Exit Requirements: 

Bahrain has implemented several measures at the airport to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including:

  • All visas upon arrival have been suspended. Anyone attempting to enter Bahrain must have a Bahrain residence permit or secure a visa in advance by visiting www.evisa.gov.bh.
  • All arriving passengers will be tested for COVID-19.
  • All arriving passengers will be quarantined for 14 days, regardless of the outcome of the COVID-19 test.

For the most accurate and up to date information on travel restrictions from the Government of Bahrain for entry in to the Kingdom and quarantine guidelines please click on the following link: Government of Bahrain Travel Information 

For the most updated travel / flights restrictions visit the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation Instagram account (@mtt_bahrain) No new documentation specifically related to COVID-19 is needed. 

Procedures at airports and other ports of entry: 

All incoming passengers at the Bahrain International Airport or at seaports arriving from countries with COVID-19 cases will be given a health questionnaire and screened. All travellers must comply with the requirements of the Government of Bahrain. 

Actions to Take: 

Local Resources:

  • Ministry of Health Bahrain Instagram account (@mohbahrain) 
  • Ministry of Education Bahrain Instagram account (@meobahrain).  
    • For the most recent updates in regards to school closings. 

 The following 24-hour hotline 444 is available in English to report suspected or confirmed cases, or for any questions about COVID-19. 

Other links: 

Assistance: 

U.S. Embassy in Manama

    • +973 1724-2700 
    • Bldg 979, Road 3119, Block 331, Zinj 
    • P.O. Box 26431 
    • Manama – Kingdom of Bahrain