Entry procedures through Bahrain International Airport
Starting from 12am on Thursday, 13 January 2022, all travellers arriving in the Kingdom of Bahrain aged 6 years and above are required to:
- Present a verified PCR test certificate bearing a QR code, administered no more than 72 hours before boarding the inbound flight.
- Take a PCR test upon arrival.
- Recently recovered passengers (age 6 years and above) are not required to present a negative PCR test before departure. In lieu of a negative PCR test, passengers who have recently recovered from a COVID-19 infection can present documentary proof in the form of a recovery certificate or a positive PCR test taken no later than 14 days prior to departure and no earlier than 30 days prior to departure. Passengers are still required to undergo a PCR test on arrival in Bahrain.
- Passengers vaccinated in Bahrain are considered fully vaccinated if they have the green shield on the Be Aware Application.
- Passengers not vaccinated in Bahrain are considered fully vaccinated if they have completed 14 days after administration of the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series or completed 14 days after administration of a single dose for single-dose vaccines, and present valid proof of vaccination.
The following vaccination certificates are accepted as valid proof of vaccination:
- Certificates issued by GCC countries
- Certificates issued by countries with which Bahrain has signed a mutual vaccination recognition agreement, certificates issued by countries whose citizens are eligible for a visa on arrival (passenger must be a national of the issuing country) (https://www.evisa.gov.bh/list-of-onarrival-visa-country.html)
- Certificates with a QR code issued by any country for vaccines approved for use by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Kingdom of Bahrain (URL list of Vaccines).
- Passengers are considered recovered if they have recovered from a COVID-19 infection within 8 months of their arrival in Bahrain and present documentary proof of recovery issued by a competent health authority
Unvaccinated passengers must:
- Present, before boarding their flight to Bahrain, a certificate with a negative result for a PCR test administered within 72 hours of their departure. All results must be verifiable via a QR code on the certificate
- Undergo a PCR test upon arrival in Bahrain
- Quarantine for a period of 7 days at their residence or hotel (passengers below the age of 12 are exempt from this requirement)
- The cost of testing is BHD 12 fee (approximately USD 32). Passengers are encouraged submit the payment before their arrival to Bahrain through the BeAware App or the Bahrain eGovernment Portal (bh.bh/covidpay). Passengers can also submit payment upon arrival at one of the designated payment kiosks in the airport terminal both card and cash payments are accepted at the kiosks.
Countries that Bahrain has signed a mutual vaccination recognition agreement:
- Republic of Cyprus
- Republic of Hungary
- Republic of Seychelles
- Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
- State of Israel
The vaccination and (PCR) test certificates without a QR code issued from the following countries will be accepted:
- The United States of America
- The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
- Countries of the European Union
- The Swiss Confederation
- The Dominion of Canada
- the Commonwealth of Australia
- New Zealand
- The Republic of Korea
- The Republic of Singapore
- The State of Israel