Notice: New Travel Restrictions in the Kingdom of Bahrain due to Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain has announced that, following the World Health Organization declaration on 30 January 2020 that the global spread of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), as of 12 February 2020, all individuals arriving from any part of the People’s Republic of China, will be subject to enhanced border control measures.

Bahrain will deny entry to any individual who has left or transited through the People’s Republic of China within 14 days of their arrival in the Kingdom, with the exception of:

  • Bahraini citizens
  • Permanent residents of Bahrain
  • Citizens of GCC countries

Bahraini citizens, citizens of GCC countries, and Bahraini residents who have visited the People’s Republic of China within 14 days of arriving in Bahrain will be required to undergo medical examinations recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

All other foreign nationals who have visited or transited through the People’s Republic of China within 14 days of arrival in Bahrain will not be allowed to enter the Kingdom.

These necessary public health measures will apply to all those seeking to enter Bahrain in addition to individuals seeking to transit through the Kingdom en route to another country.
The government advises citizens and residents to follow WHO guidelines and avoid all but essential travel to areas where Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been detected.

The government will continue to monitor the situation and may relax or tighten these regulations at any time.

For inquiries regarding visa application to the Kingdom of Bahrain, please contact:

National Passport and Residence Affairs (NPRA)
Exhibitions Ave, Manama, Bahrain
Tel. No.: (+973) 1753 0902
Fax No.: (+973) 1753 4490