Important notice :

All arriving passengers must undergo a PCR test (at their own expense) upon arrival at a cost of BD40. Payments can be made on arrival in cash and electronically, or in advance via the ‘BeAware Bahrain’ mobile application. All Arrivals must remain in self isolation until the result of the PCR test has been determined. The BD40 fee also covers a second test, conducted 10 days later. Transit passengers and children below the age of 6 are not required to undergo testing.


Customs Rules


We do our best to make your travel comfortable and secure. Bahrain International Airport works with all relevant organisations to ensure your security. Here are some tips to keep your airport journey stress-free

Before checking-in, make sure you are not carrying:

• Bags belonging to other people

• Any items that do not belong to you

• Any items that are wrapped (eg. gifts) of which you have no knowledge of the contents

• All your checked baggage will be screened by airport security, so make sure that you haven't packed any prohibited items before checking in.

After checking-in:

• Throw open bottles away before you get to airport security

• In case of liquid or gels in your hand luggage, they should be 100ml or less, and they must all fit into a one litre re-sealable plastic bag.

• You will probably be asked to remove your belt and shoes and possibly your jacket as well, before going through security. Wearing shoes that are easily removed will make things simpler for you.

• Pushchairs and walking aids will be X-ray screened.

• Wheelchairs will be thoroughly searched.

• If you are taking prescription medications or syringes with you, each item should be in its original container and you should carry the prescription with you.


Security checks upon arrival

Follow the Arrivals and Exit signs to Passport Control. After passing through Passport Control, you will arrive at the baggage carousels. Once you have collected your luggage, you have to complete the Customs formalities by either going through the Green channel, if you have nothing to declare or the Red channel, if you have something to declare.

A quick reference guide for travelers may be downloaded from the link below:

Traveler Directory

Bahrain Visa

Make sure your passports and any necessary visas are valid for everyone travelling, both for the countries you will be visiting and for any transit stops. The relevant country embassies can give you the latest information.

If you are a GCC citizen, no entry visa is required. If you are a citizen of any other country, you will need to apply for a visa through your nearest Kingdom of Bahrain embassy or visit 

Note: Passports must be valid for at least six months after departure for most countries.

F1 Regulations

Passengers can obtain the F1 visa on arrival, or pre-arrange the visa through the internet ( or NPRA (Nationality, Passports & Residence Affairs) Headquarters depending on their nationality and GCC expat residence.

For more information or queries, please contact the eServices section in NPRA on:

Telephone +973 17399626 or +973 17399756

Fax: 17534490

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