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Bahrain Health Alert

Issued by US Embassy in Bahrain

Feb 27, 2020

    • As of February 27, 2020 Bahrain has 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders. However, there is no confirmed human to human transmission within Bahrain.
    • The following 24-hour hotline 444 set up by the Bahrain Ministry of Health is available to report suspected or confirmed cases, or for any questions about COVID-19 in English or Arabic.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

The Bahrain Foreign Ministry, in co-ordination with the Health and Interior ministries, banned the entry of tourists from China, Hong Kong, Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea and Italy into Bahrain.

Citizens, residents (including American citizens), and GCC nationals who have visited these countries will be subjected to quarantine and enhanced testing procedures recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

For the most updated travel / flights restrictions visit the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation Instagram account (@mtt_bahrain)

No new documentation specifically related to COVID-19 is needed.

Procedures at airports and other ports of entry:

All incoming passengers at the Bahrain International Airport or at seaports arriving from countries with COVID-19 cases will be given a health questionnaire and screened using thermal scanners.

Any passengers who are GCC nationals, citizens, or residents and who traveled to China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Iran, South Korea or Singapore and are symptomatic (have a fever, cough, shortness of breath) will be taken to a health center for testing. Any passenger that tests positive will be placed under isolation in a government healthcare isolation facility. Passengers who have traveled to China or Hong Kong in the past 14 days and have no symptoms and a negative COVID-19 test result must remain in a separate health facility for 14 days of quarantine. Passengers arriving from Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Iran and Singapore who are not symptomatic must sign a health declaration form, take a swab in the airport, and remain under quarantine at home for 14 days.

As of February 27, there is no screening of visitors arriving from Saudi Arabia via the King Fahd Causeway.

Quarantine Information:

As of February 27, any arriving passengers who are GCC nationals, citizens, or residents and who have traveled to China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Iran, South Korea or Singapore and are symptomatic (have a fever, cough, shortness of breath) will be taken to a health center for testing. Any passenger that tests positive will be placed under isolation in a government healthcare isolation facility. Passengers who have traveled to China or Hong Kong in the past 14 days and have no symptoms and a negative COVID-19 test result must remain in a separate health facility for 14 days of quarantine. Passengers arriving from Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Iran and Singapore who are not symptomatic must sign a health declaration form, take a swab in the airport and remain under quarantine at home for 14 days.

Local Resources:

  • Ministry of Health Bahrain Instagram account (@mohbahrain)
  • Ministry of Education Bahrain Instagram account (@moebahrain).
    • For the most recent updates in regards to school closings.

The following 24-hour hotline 444 is available in English to report suspected or confirmed cases, or for any questions about COVID-19.

Other links:

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