Three PCR tests for passengers arriving to Bahrain from Monday
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Starting this Monday, all travellers should undergo three PCR tests for BD36, at their own expense, upon arrival in the Kingdom.
Earlier, two tests were conducted for BD40.
The first examination is carried out upon arrival, while the second examination occurs after five days.
The third and final examination happens on the tenth day of arrival in Bahrain.
Transit passengers and children below the age of 6 are not required to undergo testing.
Travellers can make payments upon arrival in cash, digitally, in advance via the ‘BeAware Bahrain’ mobile app or through payment machines located before Passport Control at the arrivals area.
Passengers should remain in self-isolation until the result of the PCR test is out.
The airport also requires citizens travelling abroad to sign a declaration form before departure, agreeing to bear any medical costs while abroad and mandatory COVID-19 testing once they arrive in Bahrain.
Access to the terminal is restricted to passengers and staff, although exceptions are available for those accompanying passengers with reduced mobility or unaccompanied minors.
Temperature screening is mandatory at entry points to the terminal and before boarding, and anyone with a high fever will be subject to a secondary medical assessment.
Passengers should arrive at the airport at least three hours before their flight for additional screening procedures. The airport strictly follows social distancing measures, with footprint stickers to remind people to keep their distance.
Wearing face masks is mandatory for all passengers and staff at the airport. The airport is also employing robots that use ultraviolet technology to disinfect the airport.
The airport denies access to passengers refusing to adhere to preventive measures.
Contact airport on 80007777 or the international number 80114444.
Are children required to undergo the PCR test?
Children below the age of 6 are not required to undergo the PCR test.
What are the procedures for departing passengers?
To allow time for additional screening procedures, passengers will need to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before their flight departure time.
ARRIVING PASSENGERS MUST:
- Download the “BeAware Bahrain” mobile app.
- Pay BHD 36 for a series of PCR tests.
- The first test will take place on arrival and the second will take place five days later.
- The third and final test will take place on the 10th day of your stay in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
- Complete the immigration process.
- Take the test and exit the terminal.
- All travellers should self-isolate until the PCR test results have been determined.
- Children below the age of 6 are not required to undergo the PCR test.
The airport is also employing robots that use ultraviolet technology to disinfect the airport