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Bahrain announces Covid-19 test cost reduction

MANAMA, December 1, 2020

The cost of the Covid-19 PCR tests for travellers arriving in Bahrain has been reduced from BD60 ($158) to BD40 ($105.4), effective immediately, said a report.
The National Medical Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (Covid-19) announced that the reduced cost will cover the PCR arrival test, as well as the test to be conducted on the 10th day of arrival into Bahrain for citizens, residents, and visitors, BNA reported
The Taskforce highlighted that all precautionary measures announced previously will still be followed, including activating the “BeAware Bahrain” application for all arrivals. For those who test negative upon arrival, leaving ones residency or place of stay is conditional upon signing a disclaimer pledging their commitment to following all precautionary measures issued by the Ministry of Health, in conjunction with self-isolating until the result of the upon arrival PCR test is confirmed. 
Those residing in Bahrain for more than 10 days should conduct the second PCR test on the 10th day of their stay. If the second test result is positive, the Ministry of Health will be in direct contact with the individual, using the number provided upon arrival into the kingdom, the report said.
The Taskforce stressed that it will continue to review all relevant decisions periodically in a manner that preserves the health and safety of all.


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