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Bahrain Restricts Access for Unvaccinated Expats for 2 Weeks Amid Spike in COVID-19 Cases

The third (3rd) wave of COVID-19 is more harmful than the previous two (2). The speed of spreading is also fast. Hence, lockdowns and travel bans are again being implemented by the Government of different countries. Vaccination process is also sped up and it is made compulsory for everyone to take vaccines in order to avoid the number of cases.

The Recent Announcement by the Authorities

Bahrain has announced to,

Close shopping malls, restaurants and coffee shops for two weeks starting from Thursday as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Beauty salons, spas and barber shops will also close and no event or conference should be held during this period, it said, citing the national committee to combat the pandemic.

You can’t travel Bahrain Without Being Vaccinated

Bahrain’s top committee to deal with coronavirus has decided to restrict access to most public facilities to only those who have taken the required doses of a coronavirus vaccine and those who have recently recovered from the disease, the Bahrain News Agency reported on Thursday.

The Restricting will Stay till 3rd June

The move, which has come into force on last week and will continue until June 3rd, 2021, is prompted by the spike in new cases, with the country registering whopping 2,354 cases on Wednesday.

Unvaccinated and Under Age People are Banned from Different Public Areas

As part of the new measures, those who are unvaccinated or under the age of 18 cannot enter shopping malls, retail shops, with the exception of supermarkets, banks, pharmacies and hospitals, restaurants, cinemas, salons, etc., as well as service centers and government offices. Read more: Bahrain to refer Saudi traffic violators to Saudi courts

Number of Additional Restrictions are Made for Selective Countries

The committee has also put in place a number of additional measures for passengers arriving from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal, which are the following:

  • Entry into Bahrain is restricted to holders of residence visas from these countries.
  • Passengers arriving from the aforementioned countries must quarantine for 10 days.
  • All arrivals from the mentioned countries are required to present a certificate confirming the result of a negative PCR test containing a QR code, no more than 48 hours before their arrival.
  • All arrivals must conduct a PCR test upon arrival, a second PCR test for arrivals who will stay in Bahrain for a period of more than 5 days, and a third PCR test ten days after the date of arrival for those who will reside in Bahrain for a period of more than 10 days. Read more: World’s Largest Underwater Theme Park Opens in Bahrain

Procedure to Travel to Saudi Arabia Through King Fahad Causeway

The King Fahd Bridge’s authority has said that,

All Saudi expats who have been vaccinated can come to Saudi Arabia through Bahrain.

The authority further said that,

  • The status of such Saudi expats are clear in the status on the Tawakkalna app that they have taken both doses of Covid-19 vaccine, the first dose or after getting corona vaccine after the corona positive.
  • Those who have taken 1st dose of Covid-19 vaccine must show the PCR certificate.
  • The certificate of PCR should not be older than 72 hours, otherwise expats will not be allowed to travel to Saudi Arabia through King Fahad Causeway.

Violating any kind of restriction can cause you unnecessary troubles. Follow the rules made by the Bahraini Government to enjoy a safe journey. Hopefully, you enjoyed reading the article. For more interesting news do visit our website and read more articles. Till then keep reading and sharing articles.

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