Bahrain will suspend entry to travellers from countries on its ‘red list’, which includes India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal, from May, 24, according to the nation’s official news agency.
The country’s Civil Aviation Affairs department announced the decision, saying it was made in line with Government Executive Committee directives and based on the recommendations of the National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus.
Travellers arriving from red-list countries on all flights as of May 24 will be barred from entering the kingdom.
Citizens and residency visa holders are not covered by the suspension, but will have to provide a PCR test before boarding a plane and quarantine for 10 days upon arrival, Bahraini News Agency said, adding that the development falls within the measures taken to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
Vaccinated or non-vaccinated passengers arriving from countries other than the red list must also present an approved PCR test certificate conducted no more than 48 hours prior to boarding and undertake another PCR test on arrival and on the tenth day of stay, as well as quarantine for a period of ten days in their residence or at a licensed quarantine facility.