King Fahad Causeway entry procedures announced

Travellers from Saudi Arabia must take a COVID-19 test

King Fahad Causeway entry procedures announced

Bahrain has announced the entry procedures for travellers arriving in Bahrain via the King Fahad Causeway

Drivers must take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on the causeway, at a cost of BHD60. They will then have to download the BeAware Bahrain app, and self-isolate until the results are in.

If the results are positive, the Kingdom’s health authorities will contact them and provide them with further instructions.

Anyone who has taken a COVID-19 PCR test up to 72 hours before arrival in the Kingdom will be allowed to present their results at the border and will not have to take the test or self-isolate on arrival.

In a statement, the Bahrain authorities said, “The Kingdom of Bahrain urges all arriving passengers to vigilantly follow all health and precautionary measures and social distancing guidelines issued by relevant authorities within the Kingdom.

“Masks must be worn at all times when out in public, and gatherings must be avoided.”

The news comes after Saudi Arabia announced it would be restarting international flights earlier this week.

Restrictions will not be eased for all travellers until January 2021, but there are some exemptions.

Among those who will be able to leave are businessmen who need to travel for work, patients who need treatment outside of the Kingdom, some students, and expats who live outside of the Kingdom.

Travel will also be permitted in humane cases, such as those who want to reunite with their family outside the Kingdom, or those who have had a death in the family.

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