COVID-19 developments and precautionary measures aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus continue to be discussed at the periodical meetings held by the National Medical Task Force to Combat COVID-19, headed by the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health, HE Lieutenant-General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Khalifa.
The National Medical Taskforce emphasised the importance of continuing to adhere to all precautionary measures in order to ensure the safety of all. The Taskforce noted that social responsibility and a commitment to following all health measures will contribute to supporting national efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Based on a review of COVID-19 statistics and data, and procedures related to travellers entering the Kingdom of Bahrain via the King Fahd Causeway, a recommendation was raised by the Taskforce and approved by the Government Executive Committee requiring travellers entering through the causeway to conduct a PCR test up to 72 hours before arrival into the Kingdom of Bahrain, starting Sunday, 17 January 2021.
The negative PCR test result required can be provided on any official COVID-19 phone application, such as the “BeAware” app, “Tatamman”, “Sehhaty” and “Alhusen”, as well as others.
Travellers can also provide a printed negative PCR certificate containing a QR code.
COVID-19 PCR testing services at the King Fahd Causeway for all travellers entering the Kingdom of Bahrain will no longer be available.
This decision aims to facilitate entry into the Kingdom from an important point of entry, whilst continuing to observe precautionary measures.