Bahrain – In the wake of easing restrictions that were put in place to stop the spread of the Corona Virus disease. The Bahrain airport authorities have made a new announcement. Starting September 4th, 2020, Bahraini citizens, residents, GCC nationals and citizens, and those eligible for visas on arrival are now allowed to enter the Kingdom.

Earlier this year, in March, Bahrain’s government, like many others, had put travel restrictions. Visas on-arrival were suspended across the Kingdom’s entry points to help contain the Coronavirus. But now, as the situation is getting better, the restrictions are being lifted in various phases.

“Visas on arrival are reintroduced for citizens of nationalities that are eligible for it,” the authority said in a tweet. To determine on-arrival visa eligibility, travelers should visit evisa.gov.bh. To obtain an eVisa before departure, visit e-visa. gov.bh. However, travelers are advised to be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice.

 According to the revised measures, 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 e-Visa, diplomats, military personnel, airline crew, or holders of official, service or UN passports,”.

The reopening follows a decision by the Government Executive Committee chaired by Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, and First Deputy Prime Minister to resume on-arrival visa services immediately.

The Government of Bahrain has employed extensive screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  In light of the latest revision,  all passengers must undergo a PCR test (at their own expense) on arrival. In addition, travelers must remain in self-isolation until the result of the PCR test is determined.

According to an update on the website for e-visa authority, passengers staying in Bahrain for more than ten days or longer are also required to repeat the PCR test on the 10th day following their arrival in the country.

Source : Zawya / Arabnews /reuters

Published On: September 14th, 2020 / Categories: Uncategorized /