Foreign travel advice



Demonstrations and protests are expected throughout the weekend from 12 to 14 February, marking the 5th anniversary of the unrest in 2011. Protests could turn violent; you should be vigilant, avoid large crowds and demonstrations and be alert to local and regional developments. See Safety and security

An attack took place near Karranah village on the evening of 28 August 2015 against security personnel. One person was reportedly killed and several others injured.

On 28 July 2015, there was an attack on a bus transporting security personnel in Sitra, which led to fatalities.

Large caches of explosives and weapons have been discovered by the Bahraini authorities, most recently on 3 November 2015.

There were fatal bomb explosions on the Budaiya Highway near Al Daih on 3 March 2014, in East Eker on 4 July 2014 and in the village of Demistan near Hamad Town on 8-9 December 2014.

The government of Bahrain has imposed a curfew on the waterways around Bahrain between 6pm and 4am. You should respect the curfew. See Sea travel

There is a high threat from terrorism. Terrorists continue to issue statements threatening to carry out attacks in the Gulf region. See Terrorism

You must have legal status in Bahrain when you depart. See Exit requirements

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.