Non-citizens and non-residents are now allowed to enter Bahrain, but passengers must undergo a PCR test at their own expense on arrival, the Bahrain International Airport announced last night.
In a series of tweets, the airport said: “In light of the National Task Force Team to combat the COVID-19 Virus, the government of the Kingdom of Bahrain announces the following revised measures with effect from 4 September 2020.
1- Entry is restricted to Bahraini citizens, residents, GCC citizens who do not need a visa, passengers eligible to obtain a visa on arrival, passengers with a valid eVisa, diplomats, military personnel, airline crew, or holders of official, service or UN passports.
2- Visas on arrival are reintroduced for citizens of nationalities that are eligible for it. To determine eligibility, please visit http://evisa.gov.bh. To obtain an eVisa prior to your departure, please visit http://evisa.gov.bh.”
3- All passengers must undergo a PCR test (at their own expense) on arrival. Arrivals must remain in self-isolation until the result of the PCR test is determined.
Bahrain had previously limited who could enter the country following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year.
Last week, Bahrain reopened all mosques for Fajr prayers after months of closures due to the pandemic.