Bahrain has updated its travel entry procedures

The Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) has updated the travel entry procedures at Bahrain International Airport, in line with directives issued by the Government Executive Committee in response to recommendations made by the National Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Starting from Sunday, 29 August 2021, vaccination certificates issued by countries whose citizens are eligible for a visa on arrival will be accepted upon entry. All previous procedures will continue to be followed, however, an additional PCR test will be required on the fifth day of stay.

Passengers arriving from Red List countries, including passengers who have transited those countries at any point in the last 14 days, are prohibited from entry unless they are a citizen or resident of Bahrain.

Issuance of visas upon arrival at BIA is limited to those arriving from countries eligible for on-arrival visas. Travellers intending to enter Bahrain are encouraged to review their eligibility for a visa on-arrival prior to departure.