KATHMANDU, May 23: Bahrain has imposed a ban on the entry of passengers from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka from today.
The ban however will not be applicable to Bahraini citizens, citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council and people holding Bahrain Resident Visa. Those travelling from these destinations will have to compulsorily stay in quarantine for 10 days. The passengers need to submit a negative PCR report carried out 48 hours prior to the flight before boarding the plane.
The Nepali Embassy in Bahrain, issuing a notice on Sunday, said that the Bahraini government can charge a fine ranging from 1,000 Dinar to 10,000 Dinar or impose three months of jail to those who violate the new rule.
The embassy has requested Nepalis living in Bahrain to get vaccinated. Stating that taking appointments prior to a visit to the embassy will make the work swift and will help in crowd management, the embassy has provided a phone number (17725583) for the service-seekers to contact for booking an appointment.