Bahrain International Airport allowing transit passengers to pass through

Transit passengers were temporarily banned from using the airport

Bahrain International Airport allowing transit passengers to pass through

Transit passengers will now be allowed to pass through Bahrain International Airport, it has been announced.

New restrictions imposed on March 25 meant only citizens, residents and travellers with a letter of prior permission could use the airport.

But a Civil Aviation Affairs circular, issued on April 3, has meant transit passengers of all nationalities are now permitted to use Bahrain International Airport.

There are currently a number of restrictions imposed on travellers whose final destination is Bahrain.

Passengers who travelled from China, Iran, South Korea, Iraq, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Egypt, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, the European Union, the UK and the US must declare this to their airline before travel.

Arrivals will also have to comply with medical tests at the airport.

Gulf Air said in a statement on its website, “In compliance with the new regulations issued by the Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority, we are welcoming back transit passengers through Bahrain International Airport, arrival into Bahrain remains restricted to nationals and residents.”

The restrictions are part of efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus in the Kingdom. You can keep up to date with all the latest news, advice and travel information here.

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