Flights to the Philippines temporarily suspended in Bahrain

Airports in the Philippines have all been closed

Flights to the Philippines temporarily suspended in Bahrain

Gulf Air has announced that it has temporarily suspended all flights to and from the Philippines.

Bahrain’s national carrier currently operates one flight to Manila, the capital, from Bahrain every week.

Only Filipino nationals are currently allowed to enter the country, and all arrivals must stay in a quarantine facility for two weeks in a bid to control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The government has closed all airports as quarantine facilities are currently overwhelmed with workers returning from abroad.

The airports closed on May 3, and are set to reopen a week later.

Gulf Air said in a statement on Twitter, “Alert: In compliance with the order from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, all flights to and from Manila are temporarily suspended from 03 to 10 May, 2020.”

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Gulf Air has suspended flights to a number of destinations, and introduced stringent health and safety measures for remaining flights.

Bahrain International Airport is currently only open to transit passengers, citizens, residents and travellers with a letter of prior permission.

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