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Last verified: Wednesday, 8. July 2020 at 07:23 AM

Bahrain Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Bahrain

Local Situation: 3.0 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Bahrain. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.0 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Bahrain

There are currently 30,321 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Bahrain. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 98 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Bahrain.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Bahrain

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Bahrain.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Bahrain from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19 Exercise normal precautions in Bahrain.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.  Due to risks to civil aviation operating within the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, including Bahrain, the Federal ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/bahrain-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Säkerhetsläget är fortfarande instabilt. Det lönar sig att följa den samhälleliga utvecklingen i landet och dess närområden med tanke på säkerhetsläget. Beakta de muslimska förhållningsreglerna. Förebered dig på långa väntetider vid ankomsten till landet.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/BH

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/bahrain

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Bahrain will only allow entry to its citizens and residents. This restriction doesn't apply if you're just transiting. Flight options to Australia are rapidly decreasing and may soon stop entirely. If you want to return to Australia do so now. If you're staying in Bahrain, follow the advice of local authorities, take care to protect yourself from ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/bahrain

Individual rating changes for Bahrain

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Bahrain. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Bahrain changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Bahrain to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Bahrain changed from 2.5 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Bahrain to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Bahrain to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Bahrain changed from 2.2 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Bahrain with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Bahrain changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Bahrain with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Bahrain with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Bahrain with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Bahrain with a rating of 3.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Bahrain with a rating of 1.0.

About Bahrain

Bahrain with its capital Manama is a country in Asia (Western Asia), 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC (665 km²). The country is located Middle East, archipelago in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia. The climate can be described as arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers. The landscape is mostly low desert plain rising gently to low central escarpment. With a population of about 0.72 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Manama
Population less than one million
Size 665 km²
Size comparable to 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages Arabic, English, Persian, Urdu
Currency Dinar (short: BHD)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +973
Internet Top Level Domain .bh
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 BH
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 BHR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 48

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Bahrain is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • and distribution stations
  • and dust storms
  • and sea vegetation) resulting from oil spills and other discharges from large tankers
  • coastal degradation (damage to coastlines
  • coral reefs
  • desertification resulting from the degradation of limited arable land
  • lack of freshwater resources (groundwater and seawater are the only sources for all water needs)
  • oil refineries
  • periods of drought

Natural hazzards

  • dust storms
  • periodic droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Bahrain. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aluminum smelting
  2. fertilizers
  3. insurance
  4. iron pelletization
  5. Islamic
  6. offshore banking
  7. petroleum processing
  8. refining
  9. ship repairing
  10. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. dairy products
  2. fish
  3. fruit
  4. poultry
  5. shrimp
  6. vegetables

Bahraini Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Bahrain.

Export products

  1. aluminum
  2. petroleum
  3. petroleum products
  4. textiles

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. crude oil
  3. machinery

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Bahrain?

Bahrain is currently rated at 3,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Bahrain.

Is it safe to travel Bahrain in 2020?

Visiting the country Bahrain is usually fine. The score is at 3,0 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Bahrain?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Bahrain.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Bahrain?

There are currently 30,321 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Bahrain. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 98 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Bahrain.

What is the size of Bahrain?

Bahrain has a size of 665 km² or 257 mi² which is 3.5 times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.