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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Bahrain

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This article was published on May 19, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Bahrain?

You can enter Bahrain. Moreover, from February 2022, Bahrain has one of the most straightforward entry procedures related to COVID-19 worldwide.

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Can I enter Bahrain if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Bahrain if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after completing your vaccination course.

The following vaccine drugs are approved in Bahrain:

  • Sinopharm
  • Pfizer (BioNTech)
  • Covishield
  • AstraZeneca
  • Sputnik V

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

Note that no vaccination documents are required to enter Bahrain currently. However, rules change rapidly amid COVID-19. Please check up-to-date information before your flight.

Can I enter Bahrain if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Bahrain if you are unvaccinated. 

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated 

Note that PCR tests are no longer required to enter Bahrain. Nevertheless, please check up-to-date information before your flight as rules can change rapidly. 

Can I leave Bahrain?

There are no tight COVID-19 restrictions for leaving Bahrain. Please check the requirements of your destination country concerning COVID-19 tests for vaccinated travelers. Certain countries demand them anyway.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated 

  • A document confirming vaccination status

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Bahrain currently

As of April 2022, the COVID-19 situation in Bahrain is safe. 

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Is it safe to travel to Bahrain right now?

It is safe to travel to Bahrain currently. Moreover, the government has lifted the essential requirement of wearing masks indoors and outdoors. Presently, wearing a mask is up to each individual.

Is Manama open for travel?

Presently, Manama is open for travelers. 

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Bahrain?

From February 2022, you are no longer required to quarantine upon arrival in Bahrain. Only individuals with positive test results are obliged to self-isolate for seven days if they are vaccinated, and ten days if unvaccinated.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Bahrain?

There is no standard digital health pass for travelers in Bahrain. As of April 2022, travelers do not need to present it.

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