Bahrain Travel Vaccines and Advice
If Bahrain were to be summarised in colour, it would be blue and green. Nestled on the Persian Gulf, this heavenly destination offers green landscapes rich in diversity and a turquoise blue sea that borders the island. It is a permanent invitation to change the scenery, and go on an adventure or relax. The skyscraper capital Manama is a modern, cosmopolitan and surprising city. It will be sure to impress with its restaurants, bars, nightclubs, the traditional souks, shops and historical monuments. If you want to get away from the city, the beaches of Dal Ar, gardens and amusement parks of the kingdom are fun excursions. Jet-skis, surfing, hiking, diving, dolphin shows and festivities add to your stay. You should expect scorching temperatures during your stay, except in the months between November and April.
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Bahrain
|Azithromycin/Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Bahrain
Medical Care in Bahrain
If you are ill or have been involved in an accident, you should try to avoid public hospitals in Bahrain. Patients can often be subjected to discrimination, harassment and abuse. However, medical care is of high quality in private health institutions, particularly at the International Hospital. The Bahrain Specialist Hospital and the American Mission Hospital can also accommodate foreign patients and provide adequate hospital and emergency services.
Pharmacies are easy to find in Bahrain. The majority of drugs are available and conform to international standards. It is worth noting that many medicines are only issued with a prescription in Bahrain and that it is difficult to access antidepressants, tranquillizers and sleeping pills.
If you need an ambulance, call 999.
Is Bahrain Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Good road conditions; aggressive drivers|
|Public transportation||Use officially marked taxis only; negotiate fares in advance and insist on the meter being used|
|Women’s safety||Harassment risk present; caution is required|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Bahrain?
Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Its rules on passport validity may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.
Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Bahrain. Your passport must have at least six months of validity beyond the expected date of departure. A visa is obtainable from a Bahranian embassy or online (e-visa) and should be acquired before arrival.
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Embassy of Canada to Bahrain information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Consulate to Bahrain (MANAMA)
GBCorp Tower, 16th Floor, Building 1411, Road 4626, Block 346, Bahrain Financial Harbour District, Manama, Bahrain
Tel.: 973 (17) 536270
Fax: 973 (17) 532520
Canadian Embassy to Saudi Arabia (RIYADH)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tel.: 966 (11) 488-2288
Fax: 966 (11) 488-1997
Click here to access the embassy’s website
This is the embassy’s website in Saudi Arabia.