Official Travel Advice for Bahrain
Safety and security section (Demonstrations) - Removal of information on calls for protests in July
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 19 Aug 2019.
Demonstrations and protests take place regularly and can turn violent. You should be vigilant, avoid large crowds and demonstrations and be alert to local and regional developments. See Demonstrations
There is currently an increased security presence in Bahrain. You should follow the advice of the local authorities and if you encounter a large demonstration, protest or any civil disturbances, leave the area immediately. Travel around Bahrain may be affected.
The Bahrain authorities announced the suspension of diplomatic relations with Qatar in June 2017. All air and sea points of entry between Bahrain and Qatar are currently closed. If you have a query relating to your travel plans you should contact your airline or tour operator. There are further restrictions on travel and residence affecting Bahrain and Qatar nationals. For more information see this Bahrain government announcement
In June 2017, the Bahraini authorities announced that showing sympathy for Qatar on social media or by any other means of communication is an offence. If you commit any such offence you could be imprisoned and subject to a substantial fine.
The government of Bahrain has imposed a curfew on the waterways around Bahrain between 6pm and 4am. You should respect the curfew. See Sea travel
Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Bahrain. See Terrorism
You must have legal status in Bahrain when you depart. See Exit requirements
You can contact the emergency services by calling 999.
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
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