Bahrain scraps PCR testing, quarantine requirements on arrival
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Bahrain scraps PCR testing, quarantine requirements on arrival

Bahrain scraps PCR testing, quarantine requirements on arrival

The directive will come into effect on Sunday, February 20, 2022

Starting Sunday, February 20, 2022, all passengers arriving through Bahrain International Airport do not need to conduct a PCR test on arrival, the country’s Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) has announced.

Precautionary quarantine requirements for all passengers arriving in the kingdom have also been cancelled.

The announcement was based on the recommendations made by the National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (Covid-19), Bahrain News Agency reported.

The taskforce also announced updated protocols for contacts of active Covid-19 cases, which will go into effect on February 20. According to the revised measures, contacts of active cases will no longer have to undergo a precautionary period of isolation. This includes individuals who do not hold a green shield on the BeAware application.

Furthermore, tests will be only be conducted for individuals experiencing Covid-19 related symptoms, through the following options:

1- Conducting a rapid test. If the result is positive, individuals must head directly to one of the drive through testing centres to conduct a PCR test.

2- Or conduct a PCR test at a private hospital.

3- Or book a PCR test via the BeAware application.

4- Or call 444 to book an appointment for a PCR test.

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