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21 Feb 2022

Covid-19: PCR test no longer required to enter Bahrain

Covid-19: PCR test no longer required to enter Bahrain

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The Civil Aviation Affairs authority announced, and started Feb 18, 2022, travelers going to Bahrain will no longer need to show a negative PCR test to board flights to the country.

The Civil Aviation Affairs also mentioned that passengers will also no longer need to take a PCR test at Bahrain International Airport upon their arrival. The Kingdom further updated the protocols for contacts of active cases, which will go into effect starting from Feb. 20.

Contacts of active cases - including those who do not hold a green pass on the country’s BeAware application - will no longer have to isolate.

Tests will only be conducted to those showing COVID-19 related symptoms.

Individuals can conduct a rapid test and if the result is positive, they must head immediately to one of the drive-through testing centers to undergo a PCR test.

They can also conduct a PCR test at a private hospital or book one via the BeAware application.

The daily number of cases of coronavirus has crossed last May's peak of 3,000, reaching 7,853 on Wednesday. The island state in December limited non-essential activities to fully vaccinated people. The cost of the PCR test has also been reduced to 12 dinars.

©Photo: AFP