Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required for visitors arriving from certain areas.
Quarantine required for visitors arriving from certain areas. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Bahrain?

+495 New COVID cases in Bahrain
+1 New COVID deaths in Bahrain
69.76% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 11 October 2021

Basic facts about Bahrain

Bahrain is a country located in Western Asia. The capital of Bahrain is Manama and the most spoken language is Arabic. The national currency in Bahrain is Bahraini dinar (BHD).

What taxi apps are available in Bahrain?

If you are not a local, you may have difficulty making the best use of public transportation. Using a taxi app such as Uber or Bolt is unquestionably a better method to go about cities without getting into too much touch with strangers. There may be also other local taxi apps available in Bahrain.

Uber is available only in one city: Manama. Bolt is not available in Bahrain.

See the full list of cities where Uber operate.

Practical information

Bahraini dinar (BHD)Official currency
1 EUR~0.4 BHD
1 USD~0.38 BHD

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Bahrain?

The official language of Bahrain is Arabic. Traveling across Bahrain if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers. You can go into someone who doesn't comprehend the word that you speak. Learn a few distress phrases, such as aid, emergency, and police, as a precaution, and of course, the most important phrase to know is “Do you speak English?”

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Bahrain was ranked 74th out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Bahrain?

There is one common plug type used in Bahrain:

Type G 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Bahrain?

Currently, citizens of 4 countries can enter Bahrain without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Bahrain?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Bahrain.

Data last reviewed on: 11 October 2021

Is it safe in Bahrain?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 20, 2022, the risk level for Bahrain was changed to Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution.

Emergency phones in Bahrain

999 Police
999 Ambulance
999 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Bahrain?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

The permitted tobacco products and alcoholic beverages must be in the possession of the 18-year-old.


  • 3L of alcoholic beverages.


  • 400 regular cigarettes, or the equivalent 250 grams of tobacco.

Data last reviewed on: 11 October 2021

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