Cost of PCR test for arrivals reduced from BD60 to BD40

The National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (COVID-19) today announced a reduction in the cost of PCR laboratory tests for all arrivals into the Kingdom of Bahrain, including citizens, residents, and visitors, from BHD 60 to BHD 40.

The BHD 40 fee will cover the PCR arrival test, as well as the test to be conducted on the 10th day of arrival into Bahrain.

The Taskforce highlighted that all precautionary measures announced previously will still be followed, including activating the “BeAware Bahrain” application for all arrivals. For those who test negative upon arrival, leaving ones residency or place of stay is conditional upon signing a disclaimer pledging their commitment to following all precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health, in conjunction with self-isolating until the result of the upon arrival PCR test is confirmed. 

Those residing in the Kingdom of Bahrain for more than ten days should conduct the second PCR test on the tenth day of their stay. If the second test result is positive, the Ministry of Health will be in direct contact with the individual, using the number provided upon arrival into the Kingdom.

The Taskforce noted the reduction of the PCR testing cost will be activated today, 01 December 2020, stressing that it will continue to review all relevant decisions periodically in a manner that preserves the health and safety of all.