Bahrain eased entry rules for Covid patients

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ATOR 28 January 2022 19:31

Bahrain softens entry protocols for the second time in January. This time, the relief concerns tourists who have been ill with COVID-19. What changes are waiting for Russians?

COVID PATIENTS NO LONGER NEED A PCR TEST BEFORE FLYING TO BAHRAIN

The Bahraini authorities have updated the arrival rules for tourists who have suffered coronavirus. Recently ill tourists aged 6 years and older now do not need to provide a negative PCR test for COVID-19 before departure at the airport.

Instead, they will need a documentary confirmation in the form of a certificate of recovery (from Public Services) or a certificate in English about a positive PCR test done at least 14 days and no more than 30 days before departure.

Travelers who have had covid are still required to take a PCR test upon arrival in Bahrain. The relevant information has already been published on the website of Bahrain International Airport.

FOR THOSE VACCINATED WITH SPUTNIK V, THE ENTRY RULES ARE PRESERVED

According to the Intourist tour operator, the rules remain the same for other tourists.

"All other tourists aged 6 years and older, regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not, arriving in Bahrain from Russia, will need to do a PCR test no earlier than 72 hours before departure, and present a negative result of a PCR test with a QR code before departure at the airport," the press service of Intourist reported.

Also, all tourists aged 6 and over need to install the BeAware Bahrain app and take one PCR test immediately upon arrival in Bahrain.

The cost of the test is 12 BHD (about $ 32), this amount can be paid in advance in the application or at a special kiosk at the airport.

For unvaccinated travelers aged 12 and over, Bahrain has a ten-day quarantine.

BAHRAIN IS OPEN TO RUSSIAN TOURISTS

Bahrain is open to vaccinated Russians without quarantine. Certificates of vaccination with Sputnik V and revaccination with Sputnik Lite are accepted, since these Russian vaccines are approved in Bahrain, and Russia is included in the list of countries whose citizens receive a visa upon arrival in Bahrain.

In January of this year, Bahrain has already canceled tests for foreign guests on the 5th and 10th day of their stay. Tour operators hope that the Bahraini authorities will gradually lift other entry restrictions for Russian tourists.

Russia has resumed air traffic with Bahrain. Gulf Air flies to Moscow three times a week.


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