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Bahrain Travel Restrictions

67,98% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 67,85% last week
Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Bahrain.

Bahrain entry details and exceptions

Bahrain has restricted the entry of all travelers except for nationals, residents, military personnel of Bahrain, and travelers with a valid letter of Prior Permission Granted (PPG), which must be presented prior to boarding.


Outgoing travel to BahrainTravelling from South Africa to Bahrain

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Bahrain.

Details and exceptions
All arrivals into Bahrain will be subject to COVID-19 testing at their own expense. These tests may cost more than 20 BHD ($53), and travelers may be required to take two tests, which would double the cost to the passenger. Those arriving via the King Fahd Causeway will not be tested but are required to present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken 72 hours before arrival into Bahrain.
Travelers must pay the fees related to the tests and quarantine before their departure at http://bh.bh/BeAware, or via the self-service payment kiosk at the airport.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Bahrain.

Details and exceptions
After 5 days of quarantine at the earliest, travelers can get a PCR or antigen test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.
Documents
Tracing App

Mandatory


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Bahrain

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Bahrain must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Bahrain are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


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