- As of July 10, 2020 Bahrain has 4905 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 and 103 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.
- Starting at 7pm on April 9, as per Government of Bahrain’s official efforts to combat the spread of Covid-19, it is mandatory for everyone to wear a facemask in all public venues.
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.
Special note on return to the United States transiting France:
U.S. citizens are currently permitted to transit Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport only with a direct, onward flight to the United States. Travelers are not permitted to leave the international zone and will not be admitted to France. Food and other services in the transit area are extremely limited. Passengers must be prepared to be self-sufficient during their transit.
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:
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
- For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information.
- Check with your airlines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Bahrain.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S.
- 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.
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- Travel.state.gov Country Information and Travel Advisory page
- Click here for the latest updates from the Department of State
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