17 March 2020 – Entry and domestic restrictions implemented

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Health, Immigration, Private Sector and Businesses
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Gatherings, businesses, and services; International travel measures
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Bahrain government

Overview: Bahraini authorities announced several new restrictions. All passengers arriving into Bahrain must declare to the airline and to the airport authorities if their point of departure was from any of the following countries: China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Iran, South Korea, Singapore, Iraq, Japan and Italy. All those arriving from abroad will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days. The government also suspended visas on-arrival across entry points until further notice. Travelers must obtain a visa in advance, either online or from an embassy.
Domestically, gatherings of over 20 people have been banned and restaurants are now required to offer takeout and delivery services exclusively. Business closures were also announced, including gyms and cinemas, though retail and grocery stores remain open given that social distancing recommendations are implemented. The government also advised nationals and residents to avoid all but essential travel.
Full details here: https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/324051/bahrain-entry-and-domestic-restrictions-implemented-amid-covid-19-outbreak-march-17-update-8

Type of Justification: No justification given