COVID-19: Bahrain imposes curbs on arrivals from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh

Cairo: Bahrain has introduced new health measures for passengers arriving in the kingdom from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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The Bharaini National Medical Team Tackling COVID-19 said it has updated procedures for passengers coming from the three countries or transiting them.

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Starting from Tuesday, April 27, all travellers arriving in Bahrain from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will have to show a certificate proving results of coronavirus-detecting PCR testing with the QR code, done 48 hours before departure from the three countries.

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New measures

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Around 450,000 to 500,000 Indians and 120,000 Pakistanis are living in Bahrain. There are about 150,000 Bangladeshis in Bahrain, according to a Bangladeshi embassy estimate.

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The new measure applies to those arrivals in addition to previously announced procedures implemented for all passengers landing at the Bahrain International Airport, the team added.

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Bahrain started on February 22 requiring all arrivals – citizens and foreigners – in the kingdom to undergo a series of PCR tests costing BD36 at their own expense. The first test is conducted on arrival and the second five days later. The third and final test takes place on the 10th day of arrival in Bahrain.

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