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Bahrain International Airport (BAH)

Last Updated: Sept. 7, 2021, 12:21 p.m.

  • Bahrain Airport Company
  • 80114444
  • 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?)
  • Declaration is required for passengers Exiting Bahrain: This service is available on "BeAware Bahrain" application. This service enables Bahraini citizens to declare their responsibility for traveling abroad before leaving the country.

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

  • Please provide a weblink to the health declaration information/form
  • https://apps.bahrain.bh/CMSWebApplication/action/ShowAppDetailsAction?selectedAppID=321&appLanguage=en

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

  • Please provide details and/or supporting weblinks
  • Generally, Airlines request their departing passengers to undergo PCR test maximum of 72 hour prior departure time. Passengers exiting Bahrain must verify COVID-19 test requirement with the respected airline prior to their travel.

  • 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. Trained staff will carry out the screening. Screening is applied to all departing passengers.

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for international departures?
  • 03 - 04 hours prior estimated departure time

  • Does the airport recommend passengers arrive earlier for domestic departures?
  • N/A

  • Is the public (non-passengers) restricted from entering the public areas of the airport (e.g. departures, arrivals hall)?
  • No

  • Provide details:

  • Provide details:

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

  • Provide details:
  • This service is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  • 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?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • The access to airport checkpoint security is controlled by Automatic boarding reading pass. The process is touchless, passengers must scan their boarding pass on the reader before entering to security checkpoints (immigration and security screening processes).

  • Is the airport boarding process touchless i.e. biometric or e-gates?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • E-gates at immigration checkpoints are available for Bahraini nationals.

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

  • Provide details:
  • E-gates are available at arrivals immigration entry points for Bahraini nationals only.

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

  • Provide details:
  • All arriving passengers are required to undergo COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. This decision does not apply to passengers younger than the age of 6. Passengers departing, arriving or transiting through Bahrain International Airport from red-listed or other countries are advised to review their details with the airlines they are intending to travel with due to ongoing changes resulting from COVID-19 repercussions. More information can be found on the airport’s website Home (bahrainairport.bh) and latest decisions concerning COVID-19 in the kingdom can be found on Latest Decisions | The official website for the latest health developments, Kingdom of Bahrain (healthalert.gov.bh)

  • Are passengers required to quarantine on arrival at the airport?
  • Airport temporary isolation is required for passengers with high temperature detected upon arrival to the airport. Further procedures will be determined by Ministry of Health medical team at the airport.

  • If airport-quarantine does the passenger bear hotel and other related costs, e.g. meals, transportation, etc.?
  • No

  • Provide details:
  • Airport temporary quarantine is free of charge until decision is made by Ministry of Health medical team at the airport to transfer to medical facility outside the airport. Airport temporary quarantine aims at isolating suspected passengers until they are shifted to an external medical facility. Off-airport procedures follow ministry of health procedures.

  • 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 areas 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?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Based on the currently adopted Green Alert Level, approved procedures and measures under the Green Alert Level are be implemented. This includes allowing all users to enter airport public areas. Entry Restrictions depend on the adopted Alert level at the Kingdom.

  • Are there any specific measures for drivers/meeters and greeters meeting/collecting arriving passengers? (e.g., subject to health screening)
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Thermal scanners are available at all entrances for all airport users.

  • Are there any special pick-up or curbside arrangements in place?
  • Yes

  • Provide details:
  • Pick-up time allowed at arrival curbside is 10 minutes only. Drivers/meeters can park in Multi-story carpark.

  • Is physical distancing required or recommended 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 and on the escalators and walkways.

  • 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 Masks 2. Gloves 3. Goggles 4. Coveralls 5. Shoes Covers- And those working directly with passengers; PPE should be as follow: 1. face Masks 2. 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. face Masks 2. 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.?
  • In addition to general cleaning, all frequently touched surfaces are sanitized, and plastic security trays are sanitized at the entry and exit of the security locations. A disinfection team is also on standby 24/7 to respond to any incidents. Passenger and staff shuttle buses are regularly disinfected and are running at 50 per cent occupancy to maintain social distancing. Robots that use ultraviolet technology have been deployed to disinfect the airport and handrail disinfection systems have been installed at travellators and escalators.

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

  • Provide details

  • Has seating been adapted to support physical distancing in the following areas?
  • Landside area (arrival and departure), Boarding areas, Dining areas, Duty-free shops, Other retail activities.

  • Provide details
  • Seating restrictions at the mentioned 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 can be heard in all passenger areas. Social distancing stickers and signages are also distributed among different areas in the airport.

  • 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- first aid room at the departure concourse. 2- First aid room at the arrival concourse. 3- Airport Health Clinic for passengers and staff at Ground floor. 4- 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.

  • 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 accounts 2- Bahrain Airport website and Instagram account 3- Bahrain Ministry of Health website, Twitter and Instagram account 4- 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. 6- latest decisions concerning COVID-19 in the kingdom can be found on Latest Decisions | The official website for the latest health developments, Kingdom of Bahrain (healthalert.gov.bh)

  • 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 with the airline.

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

  • Provide details
  • some restaurants provide self-service dining options such as Burger King.

  • 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.