Travelling to Bahrain

Travelling to Bahrain

Conditions for the arrival of foreign nationals to Bahrain

All passengers travelling to Bahrain must hold a negative COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test certificate for a test taken no more than 72 hours before departure with a QR code. The printed or digital certificate must be a Reverse transcription-polymerase Chain Reaction (RT‑PCR) test in English by an official authorised facility. Other test certificates including antibody tests, rapid antigen tests and home testing kits are not accepted

Immigration rules for passengers entering the Kingdom of Bahrain

Bahrain is open for tourism and visas on arrival is available for citizens of eligible countries. Determine your eligibility or obtain an eVisa prior to your departure by visiting this link

In compliance with the Air Bubble agreement with the Republic of India, boarding from India on Gulf Air flights is restricted to Bahraini citizens and residents as well as Indian passport holders with valid Bahraini residency visas.

Entry into Bahrain

All passengers must download the official “BeAware Bahrain” App prior to departure.

All passengers are required to undergo a PCR test upon arrival and are subject to quarantine depending on their vaccination status and the recognition of their vaccine certification; passengers that are below 6 years are exempt from arrival tests.

Vaccinated passengers with a valid vaccination or recovery certificate issued from Bahrain or a valid vaccination or recovery certificate within 8 months of a positive result from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Greece, Cyprus, Hungary, Jordan, Israel, Seychelles, passengers vaccinated in countries that are eligible to obtain an on-arrival visa and fully vaccinated passengers with an approved vaccine by the World Health Organization and a certificate with a QR code

Passengers vaccinated in the Kingdom of Bahrain will need to have a ‘Green Shield’ in order to be exempted from the mandatory 10-day quarantine.

Fully vaccinated passengers who have exceeded 14 days from their second COVID-19 vaccine dose in the above-mentioned countries will be provided with a vaccination certificate card proving the acceptance of their vaccination status and will be exempted from the mandatory 10-day quarantine.

Fully vaccinated passengers who have exceeded 14 days from their second COVID-19 vaccine dose from the above-mentioned countries must undergo a PCR test at their own expense upon arrival into Bahrain and remain in self-isolation until the result of the PCR test is determined; passengers that are below 6 years are exempt from arrival tests.

The arrival test is subject to a BHD 12 fee (approximately USD$ 32), to be paid prior to arrival through the official ” BeAware Bahrain” App, the Bahrain eGovernment Portal, or upon arrival at a designated kiosk at the airport, where payment by cash or card is accepted.

Non-vaccinated passengers

Passengers aged 12 years and above with the Kingdom of Bahrain as their final destination and arriving will need to quarantine for 10 days.

Passengers must undergo a PCR test at their own expense upon arrival; passengers that are below 6 years are exempt from arrival tests.

The arrival test is subject to a BHD 12 fee (approximately USD$ 32), to be paid prior to arrival through the official ” BeAware Bahrain” App, the Bahrain eGovernment Portal, or upon arrival at a designated kiosk at the airport, where payment by cash or card is accepted.

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