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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manama, Bahrain, March 19, 2020
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 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.  Flights into and out of Bahrain have been significantly reduced.  U.S. citizens who are considering returning to the United States are urged to work with their airlines to make travel arrangements while flights remain at their current level of availability.  Many travelers worldwide have reported unexpected flight cancellations and limited flight availability.  If your travel has been disrupted, please contact your airline.

Bahrain has implemented several measures at the airport to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  As the situation evolves, airport screening measures will continue to evolve as well.  Recent updates include:

  • 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.

Effective March 19, Embassy Manama has reduced routine consular services. We encourage all American citizens to ensure their passport has at least six months of validity remaining before its expiration.  Passport renewal instructions can be found on our website.  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.  

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, cruise lines, or travel operators 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 United States.


U.S. Embassy Manama
Building 979, Road 3119, Block 331, Zinj
P.O. Box 26431
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
+973 1724 2700

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Bahrain Country Information

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