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COVID-19: Bahrain suspends entry of passengers from Pakistan, four other nations

NITN | @notintownlive | 25 May 2021, 08:25 am

COVID-19: Bahrain suspends entry of passengers from Pakistan, four other nations Bahrain

Manama: The Bahrain government has stopped entry of travellers arriving from COVID-19 red list countries, namely India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, on all flights starting May 24, media reports said.

Bahraini citizens and residency visa holders are not subject to the suspension but will have to present an approved PCR test certificate conducted no more than 48 hours prior to boarding and undertake another PCR test on arrival and on the tenth day of stay.

In addition, citizens and residency visa holders must quarantine for ten days at their residence or at a licensed quarantine facility approved by the National Health Regulatory Authority, reports Bahrain News Agency report.

Vaccinated or non-vaccinated passengers arriving from countries other than the red list, must also present an approved PCR test certificate conducted no more than 48 hours prior to boarding and undertake another PCR test on arrival and on the tenth day of stay, as well as quarantine for a period of ten days in their residence or at a licensed quarantine facility, reports the news agency.

Red list countries are modified based on an assessment made by the National Medical Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and is periodically reviewed in line with international developments, the report said.

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