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Coronavirus: Bahrain allows the entry of non-citizens and non-residents

Agencies/Manama, Bahrain
Filed on September 5, 2020 | Last updated on September 5, 2020 at 01.47 am
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Manama, the capital of Bahrain.

(Reuters)

A PCR test for Covid-19 is compulsory on arrival and at travellers' expense.

Bahrain will now allow non-citizens and non-residents to enter the country, its airport authority said on Friday.

A PCR test for the coronavirus is compulsory on arrival and at travellers' expense, the airport said on its official Twitter account.

Passengers would have to self-isolate until the results of the test are received and are negative.

Bahrain had previously limited who could enter the country following the outbreak of Covid-19 earlier this year.

As of Friday, new measures were announced. "Entry is restricted to Bahraini citizens, residents, GCC citizens who do not need a visa, passengers eligible to obtain a visa on arrival, passengers with a valid eVisa, diplomats, military personnel, airline crew, or holders of official, service or UN passports," an airport statement said.

Last week, Bahrain reopened all mosques across the island nation for Fajr prayers after months of closures due to the coronavirus.

And on Thursday, Bahrain said it will allow all flights coming to and departing from UAE to all countries to cross its airspace, an official source at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications announced.

The source said that the Civil Aviation Affairs at the Transportation and Telecommunications Ministry had approved the request it had received from the General Civil Aviation Authority in the UAE in this regard.


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