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A beautiful desert island, Bahrain is a small monarchy located in the Persian Gulf. It has a rich history and is home to some UNESCO world heritage sites.
With its booming economy, malls and shopping centers are a common tourist draw. But, its ancient ruins and outdoor activities make it popular among cultural and adventure tourists.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Bahrain. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Bahrain: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
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Yes, you will need a visa to visit Bahrain. While on-arrival visas are available, it is best to have one before arrival. Ensure your passport is valid for six months after your departure from Bahrain.
For more information, see our Bahrain visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Bahrain has a generally arid climate; the average annual rainfall is around 27 inches. Rain is more likely to fall in January, and some thunderstorms may occur during the winter as well. Summer has less changeable weather characterized by high temperatures and clear skies. The periods of spring and autumn tend to have high winds.
During winter the temperature will not drop to the 50’s. The summer temperatures are much higher. Temperatures of 105 are not uncommon.
The crime rate in Bahrain is low. But, pickpockets and thieves may target travelers. This is especially true in crowded areas, such as the old market area.
There can be political protests or demonstrations. These can cause blocked traffic and other travel inconveniences. All travelers should avoid any demonstrations, which can turn violent. Both the protestors and the officials may use force.
Bahrain is known for its beautiful mosques. One of the biggest and best-known is its Great Mosque, also known as Al-Fatih Mosque. Encompassing over 6,500 square meters, this is one of the largest mosques in the world.
In this mosque, you can take a tour of some of the area’s most stunning architecture. In the mosque’s library you can see dozens of historical Arabic books, some hundreds of years old.
Don’t forget a few must-haves for your trip to Bahrain to go as smoothly as possible.
The U.S. Embassy in Bahrain is located in the capital, Manama. Be aware that the Bahraini workweek is from Sunday through Thursday.
U.S. Embassy Manama
Bldg 979, Road 3119, Block 331, Zinj
P.O. Box 26431
Manama – Kingdom of Bahrain
Tel: (+973) 17 242700
For updates on any travel interruptions in the area, enroll in the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrolment Program (STEP). This also notifies the embassy of your visit.
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