Bahrain travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Bahrain with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Bahrain.

Bahrain travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Bahrain with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Bahrain - quick facts
Time difference UK +3 hours
Language(s) Arabic, English
Currency Bahraini Dinar
Electricity G plug (230V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

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Bahrain weather

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Bahrain travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Bahrain from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Bahrain.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Bahrain travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Bahrain with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Bahrain, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Bahrain covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Bahrain with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Bahrain FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Bahrain including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Bahrain due to Covid-19?

Bahrain is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Bahrain.

Check out Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Bahrain for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Bahrain?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Bahrain. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Bahrain and the UK?

The time difference between Bahrain and the UK is UK time+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Bahrain?

The main languages spoken in Bahrain are Arabic and English.

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What is the currency in Bahrain?

The currency in Bahrain is the Bahraini Dinar (BHD).

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Which plugs are used in Bahrain?

Bahrain uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts) - the same as the UK.

Which side of the road do they drive on in Bahrain?

They drive on the right side of the road in Bahrain.

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Do you need a visa for Bahrain?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Bahrain.

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