The Ministry of Health announced last night that the National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus released some updates in regards to Bahrain’s travel corridor and arrival procedures. The corridor has been extended to include GCC countries, which will go into effect starting on the first day of Eid al-Fitr!
Essentially, anyone traveling to Bahrain from within the GCC, who is vaccinated or recovered, will no longer be required to undergo a PCR test, nor will they need to self-isolate. Travelers will be required to show proof of vaccination or recovery via official mobile applications, or any certificates issued by health ministries in Bahrain or across the GCC. If passengers have been vaccinated in a country with ‘mutual recognition’ of a vaccination certificate, a PCR test also won’t be necessary – as long as proof of a recognized vaccine is shown.
Additionally, the MOH stated that vaccinated travelers from the UK, the EU, USA and Canada will get a vaccination certificate card proving the acceptance of their vaccination status, but will still need to undergo a PCR test, self-isolate until a negative result is out, as well as test again on the 5th and 10th day of their stay. For more information, scroll through the carousel above or visit the MOH website HERE.