Bahrain's ten-day quarantine upon arrival to end

You will only have to quarantine if you test positive for coronavirus

Bahrain's ten-day quarantine upon arrival to end

Most travellers entering Bahrain will no longer have to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival, it has been announced.

Visitors will have to take a PCR test at the airport, and quarantine until the results come in. If they are negative, they will be allowed to continue as normal, before returning for a second test ten days later to ensure they are not carrying the virus.

Those who do test positive will be contacted by the health authorities with information about quarantining and re-testing.

Passengers will have to cover the costs for the PCR tests - at 30BHD a pop - themselves.

Regardless of the results of the initial PCR test, all passengers will have to download and activate the BeAware Bahrain app.

The rule changes were made after the National Medical Task Force for Combatting the Coronavirus reviewed case statistics and found that the average positive rate among incoming travellers between July 1 and August 16 was just 0.2 percent.

These changes come into effect on August 20, but will be reviewed and amended as necessary.

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