Incoming flights to Bahrain reduced and visa on-arrival suspended until further notice

The Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) has announced a reduction in the number of incoming flights to the Kingdom of Bahrain until further notice, effective 03h00 on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.


The CAA highlighted that this decision has been taken to help contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and safeguard the health and safety of citizens and residents.


The CAA stressed that it is coordinating extensively with airline companies and other stakeholders throughout the Kingdom to ensure that arriving passengers are thoroughly tested, in line with guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO). 


Furthermore, the Nationality, Passport & Residence Affairs (NPRA) at the Ministry of Interior has announced the suspension of visas on-arrival across the Kingdom’s entry points until further notice, effective 03h00 on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.


The NPRA noted that the visa on arrival service will still be available for diplomatic passport holders at the Kingdom’s entry points, adding that electronic visa services and other types of visas will still be open to the public, and visa’s issued by the NPRA before this notice will still be valid.

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