Bahrain officials announce suspension on entry to passengers arriving from five countries including India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
24 May 2021| Last updated on 24 May 2021
Travelling to Bahrain? Here's the latest updates to the kingdom's travel restrictions.
Starting Monday May 24, Bahrain will bar entry of travellers arriving from 'red list' countries.
According to the kingdom's state news agency, the red list includes India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
The Bahrain News Agency added that the decision was made in line with Government Executive Committee directives and based on the recommendations of the National Medical Taskforce to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
Who's excluded from the ban?
Bahraini citizens and residency visa holders are exempt from the travel suspension, but will have to provide a PCR test before boarding a plane and then quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.
Vaccinated and non-vaccinated passengers arriving from countries that are not on the red list must also present an negative PCR test result issued no more than 48 hours prior to boarding, and take another Covid test on arrival and on the tenth day of stay.
Travellers from non-red list countries must also quarantine for a period of ten days in their residence or at a licensed quarantine facility.