No Coronavirus PCR test for GCC Countries on Arrival into Bahrain

The Bahrain News Agency reported on Friday citing a statement that all the travelers from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, who have immunity against coronavirus or have recovered from it, will no longer have to undergo a PCR test upon their arrival in Bahrain, starting on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, 2021.

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The travelers from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain can confirm their vaccination or recovery status on the official app being used in their respective countries.

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The travelers from the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United States and Canada coming to Bahrain need to show the approved vaccination certificates, which will be verified. However, need to undergo a PCR test upon entering the country and on the fifth day after their arrival and self-quarantine until the result of the test is out with negative.

All travelers coming from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka Nepal, including transit travelers, aged 6 years and over, must present a certificate proving the negative result of the laboratory examination for Covid-19 containing a QR code 48 hours before the departure time. They also need to undergo tests on the fifth and tenth day of their arrival.

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With regard to all vaccinated visitors not included in the above, it has been decided to accept the vaccination certificates approved in their countries and they must carry a QR code of the test result. They will be provided with a card proving the acceptance of their vaccination certificates after verification. They also need to take a PCR test upon arrival and on the fifth and tenth day and self-quarantine until the results of the test are out.

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Meanwhile, those below the age of 12 will be able to enjoy indoor services, provided that they are accompanied by a vaccinated or recovered adult. Entry for those aged 12-17 is permitted in all cases. Non-vaccinated individuals and non-recovered individuals are not permitted to enter or make use of the indoor services mentioned below:

  • All indoor dining services at restaurants and cafes
  • Indoor gymnasiums
  • Indoor swimming pools
  • Indoor cinemas
  • Indoor and outdoor entertainment and game centers
  • Fan attendance at indoor and outdoor sporting events
  • Spas
  • Events, exhibitions and conferences

Source: Saudi Gazette