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Bahrain International Airport (BAH)

Last Updated: Aug. 23, 2020, 4:52 a.m.

  • Muneera Tulefat
  • 00973 36277751
  • Airport Website
  • Airport COVID 19 Website
  • Are passengers required to complete a government or airport issued pre-travel health declaration form?
  • Yes

  • Weblink to the health declaration form
  • https://apps.bahrain.bh/CMSWebApplication/action/ShowAppDetailsAction?selectedAppID=321&appLanguage=en

  • Weblink to more information (who requires the declaration?)
  • Passngers exiting Bahrain

  • Can the health declaration form be completed online?
  • Yes

  • Please provide a weblink to the health declaration information/form

  • Are passengers required to undergo a test for COVID-19 before starting their journey?
  • Yes

  • Please provide details and/or supporting weblinks
  • Airlines request their departing passengers to undergo PCR test 96 hour prior departure time.

  • Are passengers required to carry a test certificate?
  • Yes

  • Are passengers required to undergo any health tests or screening?
  • Yes

  • Provide details: What type of screening is required? By whom is the screening conducted? Is screening for all passengers or for specific airlines?
  • Temperature Screening is required. Ministry of Health officials will carry out the screening. Screening is applied to all departing passengers.

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for international departures?
  • 04 hours

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for domestic departures?
  • No

  • Is the public (non-passengers) restricted from entering the public areas of the airport (e.g. departures, arrivals hall)?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Non-travelers are restricted from entering the public areas at the airport.

  • Are exceptions made for accompanying persons assisting minors traveling alone or persons with disabilities, including those with reduced mobility?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Accompanies of Minors and assistants of persons with disabilities/reduced mobility may be permitted to assist. Entry to terminal building is controlled by Airport Police and Terminal Operation staff.

  • Does the airport provide self-service kiosks for printing boarding pass and bag tag?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Self Service Kiosks are available for carrying out check-in and issuance of Boarding pass.

  • Does the airport implement a sanitization process for kiosk touch screens to enable the disinfection of the screen between each use?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • 1- Frequent cleaning schedule applies.2- Materials used: Approved Disinfectants that are effective against COVID-19 are being used.

  • Is the access to airport checkpoint security touchless/does it reduce the need for document exchange/handling?
  • No

  • Provide details:
  • Yes

  • Is the airport boarding process touchless i.e. biometric or e-gates?
  • No

  • Provide details:

  • Are e-gates available at immigration entry points?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Yes

  • Are passengers required to undergo any health tests on arrival?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Passengers are mandated to undergo clinical procedures pertaining to COVID - 19 upon arrival to Bahrain as per procedures of Ministry of Health including temperature screening and PCR test.

  • Are passengers required to quarantine on arrival at the airport?
  • Based on below details

  • If airport-quarantine does the passenger bear hotel and other related costs, e.g. meals, transportation, etc.?

  • Provide details:
  • 1- The compulsory 10-day quarantine is not required for all incoming passengers who test negative, following their test upon arrival in Bahrain and being informed of the result. 2- All incoming passengers must sign a declaration stating that they will follow the Ministry of Health's self-isolating regulations until their COVID-19 test carried out upon arrival in Bahrain is confirmed negative. 3- Citizens and residents, as well as travelers staying for a duration longer than 10 days, must test again on the 10th day of their arrival. 4- Travelers who test positive upon arrival will be contacted on the information provided to health authorities as they were tested.

  • What, if any, protocols and precautions are in place for arriving passengers who are exiting the landside area?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • 1- Social distancing shall be maintained. seating arrangement is in place for arriving passengers. 2- Masks are mandatory to be worn at all area of the Airport. 3- Sanitizers are placed in several locations of landside area.

  • Are drivers/meeters and greeters allowed to meet arriving passengers inside the terminal building?
  • No

  • Provide details:

  • Are there any specific measures for drivers/meeters and greeters meeting/collecting arriving passengers? (e.g., subject to health screening)
  • No

  • Provide details:

  • Are there any special pick-up or curbside arrangements in place?
  • No

  • Provide details:

  • Is physical distancing required in airport?
  • Yes

  • What is the required physical distance?
  • 2 meters

  • Are there spacing marks on floors to guide passengers?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Spacing marks are distributed in different locations among the passenger terminal building.

  • Are physical distancing rules in place for elevators, escalators, and moving walkways?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Spacing marks are placed installed inside elevators.

  • Are limitations set for number of passengers on airport public ground transportation, e.g. shuttle busses, airport transit systems, etc.?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Reduced seating capacity to ensure social distancing.

  • Are passengers required to wear face coverings?
  • Yes

  • Does the airport provide face coverings?
  • No

  • Can face coverings be purchased at the airport?
  • Yes

  • Are passengers required to wear gloves?
  • No

  • Are passenger-facing staff required to wear face coverings?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • The PPE is allocated as follows:- Full PPE for staff working in the COVID-19 testing and clinical procedure area. Shall be worn without fail, as follows:1. Surgical Masks2. Gloves3. Goggles4. Coveralls5. Shoes Covers- And those working directly with passengers; PPE shall be as follow:1. Surgical Masks2. Gloves

  • Are passenger-facing staff required to wear gloves?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • The PPE is allocated as follows:- Full PPE for staff working in the COVID-19 testing and clinical procedure area. Shall be worn without fail, as follows:1. Surgical Masks2. Gloves3. Goggles4. Coveralls5. Shoes Covers- And those working directly with passengers; PPE shall be as follow:1. Surgical Masks2. Gloves

  • Are passenger-facing staff subject to health screening?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • All staff entrances are facilitated with temperature screening devices.

  • What special COVID-19 cleaning/sterilization measures has the airport implemented? Provide details for areas such as restrooms, boarding areas, dining areas, etc.?
  • Fogging Disinfection, increased cleaning and sanitization, installation of hand sanitizers. All common areas of the terminal including COVID-19 facilities are frequently disinfected and sanitized. Approved materials are being used such as VirusGuard/Bacoban, Ecolab Quat14 and Virex 256. For more information, please refer to airport website:http://www.bahrainairport.com/en/before-you-fly/bia-against-covid-19.html

  • Has the airport implemented physical distancing detection technology?
  • No

  • Provide details

  • Has seating been adapted to support physical distancing in the following areas?
  • Boarding areas, Dining areas, Duty-free shops, Other retail activities

  • Provide details
  • Seating at the Airport restaurants is currently not allowed as per government COVID-19 regulations. Seating restrictions at the boarding areas are in place to maintain social distancing. Floor markings are installed for different concessionaires at the airport to maintain social distancing.

  • Does the airport provide signage and announcements via PA system to encourage physical distancing measures in place?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • COVID-19 Announcements are shared 3 hours before departure time and then every 30 min.

  • Does the airport provide hand-sanitizing stations?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Distributed among Airport (airside, landside, staff areas, etc.)

  • Is there a medical clinic located in or near the airport terminal/facility?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Facilities within airport premises: 1- Airport Clinic at the departure concourse.2- Medical triage area for arriving passengers. 3- COVID-19 processing area for arriving passengers.

  • Does the airport provide a helpline to report COVID-19 concerns?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Public can address their concerns through calling '444' hotline number. This number is operated by Ministry of health. Employee safety: stakeholders operating at the airport have their own safety and self-reporting procedure to address such concerns. For example: Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has a separate HR hotline to receive employees COVID-19 concerns and provide necessary guidance.

  • Does the airport app, airlines app, or other third-party apps provide wayfinding indoor maps for passengers?
  • No

  • Provide details

  • Is there any mechanism, such as social media or mobile apps, to disseminate information to the travelling public?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • 1- Bahrain Airport website, Twitter and Instagram accounts2- Bahrain Airport Company Instagram account3- Bahrain Ministry of Health website, Twitter and Instagram account4- Airlines such as Gulf Air (the national carrier) 5- Bahrain Airport Company is also spreading information regarding COVID-19 latest updates on all platforms such as, social media, signages located at the airport, screens located at the airport in order to assist travelling public.

  • Are there any other particular processes in place to assist passengers with reduced mobility (wheelchair) or passengers with disabilities?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Special service providers at the airport (Hala Bahrain/ ground handler) are in charge of this feature which can be provided with prior arrangements.

  • Does the airport provide self-service dining options, where passengers have limited contact with retail, food and beverage staff?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Vending machines are distributed in different locations of the terminal building.

  • Does the airport have a ventilation filtration system that recycles air on a regular basis?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Ventilation is done through Air Handling Unit (AHU) that has fresh air intake and return air using both positive and negative pressure. Negative pressure is mainly used in toilets and quarantine rooms located in the terminal building. Exhaust fans are distributed according to negative pressure requirement.

  • Does the airport offer any staff training program, relating to health or COVID-19?
  • Yes

  • Provide details
  • Several awareness sessions were conducted to Airport staff. Dedicated representatives of Bahrain Airport Company are assigned to ensure staff wellness and safety throughout carrying different inspections at the airport and raising awareness of COVID-19 precautionary measures to the staff.