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.
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Bahrain.
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.
Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Bahrain.
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.
Travellers returning from Bahrain must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.
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
Visitors returning from Bahrain will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.
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.
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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