King Fahd Causeway ‘reopens’ after 1 year

The King Fahd Causeway linking Bahrain and Saudi Arabia reopened on Monday, after remaining closed for more than a year as a Covid-19 precaution.

However, only those who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 will be allowed to leave Saudi Arabia, according to the authorities. Proof shall be presented via the Tawakkalna app.

A coronavirus insurance certificate is required for travelers under the age of 18.

Travelers will be required to carry any of the health applications approved in the GCC countries, which confirm whether they are vaccinated or have recovered from the virus, Bahrain’s News Agency BNA reported.

A negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before travel should  also be presented at the borders, the report added.

Ten additional lanes have been installed in the departure area, bringing the total number of lanes to 27, as well as 36 lanes in the arrival area, said Duwaihi Al-Sahli, director of King Fahd Causeway Passports, in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.

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