No PCR test for coronavirus ‘immune’ visitors from GCC as Bahrain unveils new entry rules

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  • Date: 07-May-2021
  • Source: Saudi Gazette
  • Sector: Healthcare
  • Country: Gulf
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No PCR test for coronavirus ‘immune’ visitors from GCC as Bahrain unveils new entry rules





MANAMA — Travelers from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, who have been inoculated against coronavirus or have recovered from it, will no longer have to undergo a PCR test for the virus upon their arrival in Bahrain.

The move, which will come into force on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, does not apply to the age group between 6-17 years, the Bahrain News Agency reported early Friday citing a statement from the country’s top committee to deal with coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the visitors from the GCC states can confirm their vaccination or recovery status on the official app being used in their respective countries.

Travelers arriving in Bahrain from the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United States and Canada need to show the approved vaccination certificates, which will be verified. They, however, need to undergo a PCR test upon entering the country and on the fifth day after their arrival and self-quarantine until the result of the test is out.

With regard to all vaccinated visitors not included in the above, it has

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