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Bahrain Travel Restrictions

66.98% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 66.83% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand to Bahrain

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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 New Zealand from Bahrain

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Bahrain must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Bahrain will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Bahrain. Please check the official guidelines from Bahrain for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Bahrain without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Bahrain.

  • Mask usage in Bahrain is required in public spaces.

  • Restaurants in Bahrain are closed. Bars in Bahrain are closed.

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