Foreign travel advice



Demonstrations and protests take place regularly and can turn violent. You should be vigilant, avoid large crowds and demonstrations and be alert to local and regional developments. See Safety and security

There were civil disturbances on the evening of 15 and 16 January 2017, following death sentences carried out on 15 January against 3 men convicted of killing 3 police officers in 2014. There is an increased security presence in Bahrain. You should follow the advice of the local authorities. If you encounter a large demonstration, leave the area immediately. Travel around Bahrain may be affected.

On 1 January 2017, there was a security incident at Jau prison, leading to the escape of several prisoners.

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

Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Bahrain. See Terrorism

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

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

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.