Bahrain is issuing new guidelines for air passengers from today. What this means for Indians

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Latest international flight news today: Due to the further increase in COVID cases, the Kingdom of Bahrain released new guidelines for international air passengers on Saturday. In particular, the new directives entered into force on January 9, that is to say today. In accordance with the new entry procedures, fully vaccinated air passengers and passengers recently recovered from a COVID infection must present, before boarding their flight to Bahrain, a certificate with a negative result for a PCR test administered in the 72 hours after their departure. The order also specified that the results must be verifiable via a QR code on the certificate.Also Read – Add Black Pepper To Your Kada To Protect Yourself From Omicron Flu

Guidelines for fully vaccinated passengers: They will need to undergo a PCR test upon arrival in Bahrain. Passengers should note that they will be considered fully vaccinated if they have completed 14 days after their second dose in a two-dose vaccination series. Also Read – IPL 2022 to be Held Abroad Amid Covid-19 Omicron Fear? Report suggests that BCCI consider this option

In the new guidelines, the government of Bahrain has said it will accept vaccination certificates issued by GCC countries and certificates issued by countries with which Bahrain has signed a mutual recognition agreement for vaccination. Read also – The increase in Covid-19 cases raises the question of the programming of the India-Antilles series

Additionally, the Arab nation has said it will accept certificates issued by countries whose citizens are eligible for a visa on arrival.

Guidelines for unvaccinated passengers: However, the government of Bahrain in the new guidelines said that unvaccinated passengers must also present, before boarding their flight to Bahrain, a certificate with a negative result for a PCR test administered within 72 hours of their departure. Their results must be verifiable via a QR code on the certificate, adds the command.

They will also undergo a PCR test in the same way upon arrival in Bahrain. In addition, they will undergo a quarantine lasting 10 days at their residence or hotel.

The guidelines state that the cost of the test is 12 BHD (approximately $ 32 USD). Passengers are encouraged to complete payment prior to arriving in Bahrain through the BeAware app or Bahrain e-government portal (bh.bh/covidpay).

What this means for Indians: In particular, the guidelines are applicable for all international passengers. There is no special consideration for air passengers from India.

India has also issued guidelines: India also released new guidelines for international air passengers on Friday and made it mandatory for all travelers arriving from overseas to undergo a seven-day home quarantine, followed by an RT-PCR test on the eighth. day. The guidelines will come into effect on January 11 and will remain in effect until further notice from the government.

Under existing rules, which have been retained in the revised guidelines, travelers from countries specified as ‘at risk’ must submit samples for Covid testing upon arrival, then must wait for the results at the airport before departing. or take a connecting flight. People who test positive will be sent to an isolation center.


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