Bahrain Removes India, Pakistan From ‘Red List’

Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Affairs has removed five countries including India, Pakistan Panama and the Dominican Republic from its ‘Red List’ that was imposed after the surge in Covid-19 cases. The new decision has come as per the directives issued by the Government Executive Committee in response to recommendations made by the National Taskforce for Combatting the Coronavirus (Covid-19). 

However, countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, and Ecuador have been added to the Red List, effective September 3, 2021. 

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With India getting out of the red list countries, pre-arrival PCR tests are no longer required for those entering Bahrain. Those from non-Red List countries whose vaccination certificates are recognised would no longer need pre-arrival PCR tests. 

However, the passengers who land in Bahrain have to take PCR tests on arrival and on the fifth and tenth days after their stay. 

Along with passengers from red list countries, those who have travelled or transited through red list countries are not allowed to enter the country, except for citizens or residents of Bahrain. 

Red List countries include Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Nepal, Myanmar, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Vietnam, Mongolia, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, Ukraine, United Mexican States. 

Red list countries are modified based on an assessment made by the National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and is periodically reviewed as per international developments, the report said. 

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