World Health Organization
Travel Health Services
Foreign Commonweatlh Office
U.S. Embassy Bldg. 979, Road # 3119, Zinj District Manama Tel:  (17) 273-300 Fax:  256-242 Website: www.usembassy.com.bh Ã¢Â€Â¢ Consulate of Canada Al Jasrah Tower, 12th Floor Building No. 95, Road 1702 Block 317, Diplomatic Area Manama Tel:  (17) 536270 Emergency toll-free to Ottawa: 800-00-732 Fax:  (17) 532520 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Ã¢Â€Â¢ British Embassy 21 Government Avenue Manama Telephones:  (17) 574100  (17) 574167 Information  (39) 600274 Emergency number Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.britishembassy.gov.uk/bahrain
Ã¢Â€Â¢ Visa: Tourists can obtain a visa on arrival but obtaining a visa before arrival is recommended. Ã¢Â€Â¢ HIV Test: Not required. Ã¢Â€Â¢ Vaccinations: A yellow fever vaccination certificate required of travelers arriving from infected areas.
Bahrain is a hereditary kingdom governed by the Al-Khalifa family. In 2002, the country adopted a new constitution that reinstated a parliament, which consists of one elected and one appointed chamber. Islamic ideals and beliefs provide the conservative foundation of the country's customs, laws and practices. Bahrain is a modern, developed country and tourist facilities are widely available. The capital is Manama. ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS: A passport and a visa are required. Passports should be valid for at least six months after date of arrival. U.S. passport holders outside of Bahrain may apply and pay for a two-week tourist visa online through the Bahraini government website at http://www.evisa.gov.bh, or may obtain it upon arrival at the airport. U.S. diplomatic passport holders receive a no-fee two-week visa. Prior to travel, visitors may obtain five-year multiple-entry visas valid for stays as long as one month from Bahraini embassies overseas. Bahrain assesses heavy fines on visitors who fail to depart Bahrain at the end of their authorized stay. The amount of the fine is determined by a formula related to the visa type, duration, and location of issuance. An exit tax is included in the ticket price for flights out of Bahrain, and no additional exit fees are required upon departure. Residents of Bahrain who intend to return must obtain a re-entry permit before departing. For further information on entry/exit requirements, travelers may contact the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain, 3502 International Drive NW, Washington, DC 20008, telephone (202) 342-1111; or the Bahrain Permanent Mission to the U.N., 2 United Nations Plaza, East 44th St., New York, NY 10017, telephone (212) 223-6200. Visit the Embassy of Bahrain website at www.bahrainembassy.org for the most current visa information.
VACCINATIONS: RECOMMENDED AND ROUTINE
HOSPITALS / DOCTORS
Basic modern medical care and medicines are available in several hospitals and health centers in Bahrain. Two government hospitals, several private hospitals, and numerous private clinics located throughout the country offer a wide range of medical services. Cardiac care, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics and dentistry services are readily available, as are x-rays, CT-scan and MRI testing. The government hospitals house both trauma and ICU units. Pharmacies are common throughout Bahrain and carry a wide range of medications. All travelers should be up-to-date on their immunizations and are advised to carry a medical kit as well as antibiotics to treat travelers' diarrhea or other infections. Travelers who are taking regular medications should carry them properly labeled and in sufficient quantity to last for the duration of their trip; they should not expect to obtain prescription or over-the-counter drugs in local stores or pharmacies in this country-the equivalent drugs may not be available. Ã¢Â€Â¢ Travelers are advised to obtain comprehensive travel insurance with specific overseas coverage, including air ambulance medevac to another country if required for additional treatment or on-going care. Hospitals in Bahrain include: Ã¢Â€Â¢ International Hospital of Bahrain Manana Tel:  1759 8222 Website: http://www.ihb.net/index.asp New private facility; comprehensive care utilizing advanced technology. 24-hour emergency services. Many visiting professors from overseas involved in teaching and patient care. Ã¢Â€Â¢ Bahrain Specialist Hospital Manana Tel:  1781 2000 Emergency Tel:  1781 2111 Website: http://www.bsh.com.bh/ Specialized medical center that provides up-to-date medical services by experienced consultants and specialists, using state-of-the-art medical equipment and systems. Ã¢Â€Â¢ Salmaniya Medical Complex Manana Tel:  1728 8888 Website: http://www.moh.gov.bh/SMC_contacts.asp Government teaching facility; all specialty services except neurosurgery.