Bahrain's decision to lift travel curbs on 15 February comes despite high Covid-19 cases.
The announcement was made despite cases of the contagious disease being reported in Bahrain’s workplaces and other indoor locations including restaurants, malls, retail shops, cafes, event and conference halls.
Bahrain has been battling a rise in daily Covid19 cases, but it is one of several Gulf countries that have lifted travel restrictions to neighboring nations as part of wider efforts to strengthen tourism. About 800,000 tourists visit every year.
It is one of several Gulf countries that have lifted travel restrictions to neighboring nations as part of wider efforts to strengthen tourism.
Bahrain has canceled the travel restrictions and the rule forcing travelers arriving in Bahrain to take the PCR test on arrival and also quarantine regulations have also been lifted.
Bahrain will transition to the top level - the ‘green' level of restrictions, the government said, lifting all restrictions for both non-vaccinated individuals and vaccinated individuals.
This will allow for 100pc capacity at the workplace and other indoor locations in the country including conference halls, events, retail shops, restaurants, cafes, and malls.
Places of worship and prayer services at mosques will also be resumed at full capacity, with no requirement for a social distancing. Wearing a face mask in public indoor locations, however, will remain mandatory.
This decision may well give a boost to the demand for fuel for transportation in the country.
The condition of the corona in the country is determined by the average of positive cases of corona in intensive care units for two weeks and according to this, the level is determined - red, orange, yellow, or green.
The latest decision to remove all known restrictions on the coronavirus has come because the situation in the country is very fragile.
The average number of corona cases rose to an average of 6,800 during February, which is more than double the average in the previous month - January with an average of just over 3,000 cases. This is the worst corona wave in the country since March 2020.