Demonstrations and protests take place regularly. These can be violent. You should avoid large crowds and demonstrations. See Safety and security

In December 2013 the Bahraini authorities discovered large caches of explosives and weapons, and 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. Remain vigilant.

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 general 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.