Bahrain will suspend entry to travellers from countries on its ‘red list’ from May, 24, according to the nation’s official news agency.
The development falls within the measures taken by the Kingdom to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
The countries on the red list include India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal
Announcing the decision, Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Affairs department said that 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, it added.
Meanwhile, the 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.
Starting Monday, 24 May 2021:
Civil Aviation Affairs announces the suspension of entry for travellers arriving from red list countries and quarantine for non-vaccinated passengers arriving from the countries#VaccinateandStaySafe #TeamBahrain pic.twitter.com/0ESttiBh97
— وزارة الصحة | مملكة البحرين 🇧🇭 (@MOH_Bahrain) May 23, 2021
Furthermore, the 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 a quarantine for a period of ten days in their residence or at a licensed quarantine facility.