Unvaccinated Travellers To Bahrain Can Quarantine At Home From November 14

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by Yogita Chainani
by Yogita Chainani 1963

Bahrain is ending its COVID-19 travel red list from November 14 that prevented travel from high-risk countries. Bahrain is also dropping the need for unvaccinated travellers to quarantine in a designated place. Bahrain is mow allowing unvaccinated travellers to isolate themselves at home.  Bahrain had resumed issuing visas on-arrival for people travelling from 68 countries, and the UAE was one of them. Citizens from neighbouring Gulf countries can also take on-arrival visas for entering the country- the National, Passport and Residence Affairs (NPRA) announced. 

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Bahrain Resumes Visa On Arrival After 6 Months 

Amid the rise in the Covid-19 cases across the globe, Bahrain had stopped issuing visas-on-arrival on March 18, 2020. Only people holding diplomatic passports were able to avail the service until now. Not only this, but Bahrain had also reduced the number of incoming flights in a bid to help contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and safeguard the health and safety of citizens and residents. During that time frame, only citizens, residents and passengers with a permission letter as well as transit passengers could use the Bahrain International Airport.

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10 Days Quarantine Not Compulsory For Travellers 

The resumption of visas on-arrival is a part of several changes that the country has made to ease down the lockdown restrictions across the Kingdom. Initially, passengers arriving in Bahrain had to go under a 10-day mandatory quarantine, but now passengers do not have to quarantine themselves for 10-days. Instead, visitors will have to take a PCR test at the airport, and quarantine until the results come in. If they are negative, they will be allowed to continue their routine. However, all tourists staying for more than 10 days must undergo a PCR test before returning. This is not mandatory for those staying for less than 10 days. In terms of costs, passengers will have to cover the costs for the PCR tests – at 30BHD a pop – themselves.

Also read: Etihad Resumes Flights Between Abu Dhabi And Bahrain

Downloading Of BeAware Bahrain App A Must For Passengers 

Regardless of the results of the initial PCR test, all passengers who enter the country will have to compulsorily download and activate the BeAware Bahrain app. 

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