Bahrain has suspended entry for travelers from Bangladesh and four other countries: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
The Arab country took the decision on Monday as the four Asian countries have been kept in its “Red List” of corona-hit countries. Bahrain News Agency (BNA) published the report in this regard.According to the report, citizens of Bahrain and residency visa holders are not covered by the suspension though they will have to test negative in a PCR test before boarding a plane and quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.
Bahrain will also apply precautionary 10-day quarantine to vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals from all other countries, in their homes or in places licensed for quarantining, the BNA report added.
The decision was taken following the Government Executive Committee directives and the recommendations of the National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus, and the Civil Aviation Affairs.
Bahraini citizens and residency visa holders will have to present an approved PCR test certificate conducted not more than 48 hours prior to boarding and undertake another PCR test on arrival and on the tenth day of stay.
Moreover, citizens and residency visa holders must quarantine for ten days at their residence or at a licensed quarantine facility approved centre by the National Health Regulatory Authority.
Vaccinated or non-vaccinated passengers arriving from countries other than the red list, must submit an approved PCR test certificate conducted not more than 48 hours prior to boarding and undertake another PCR test on arrival and on the tenth day of stay, as well as quarantine for a period of ten days in their residence or at a licensed place where all facilities for quarantine would be available.