The decision, taking effect as of today, was recommended by a national medical team on COVID-19 after statistics showed that over the period from July 1 to August 16, only 0.2 per cent of the arriving passengers tested positive for the virus, Bahraini newspaper Al Watan reported.
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Passengers, including citizens, expatriates, and visitors, coming to Bahrain have to undergo the PCR test for detecting the coronavirus at their own expense on arrival and 10 days later. The test costs 60 Bahraini dinars.
As a new measure, the domestic quarantine will no longer be required for passengers who test negative.
However, passengers have to sign a pledge to comply with home quarantine instructions until the result of the arrival testing comes out and to undergo a similar test on the 10th day of arrival in the kingdom.
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