Security and health

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Bahrain. This is regularly updated, and should be checked before planning travel.

It is strongly recommended that Australian travellers take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any overseas medical costs, before their departure. They should confirm that their insurance covers them for the whole time they will be away and check what circumstances and activities are / are not included in their policy.

It is also recommended that Australian travellers consult Smartraveller to provide greater protection in case of an emergency.

Individuals should take sensible precautions and ensure that travel documentation, including passports and any necessary visas, for themselves and their dependents are valid and up-to-date.


Vaccination certificates are not normally required, but visitors are advised to check with their local medical practitioner before travelling.

Medical services are available throughout Bahrain and physicians from all fields of medicine are available. Medicines and drugs are easily available in pharmacies, but occasionally prescriptions with generic names are required, as brand names tend to differ from country to country.

To avoid gastroenteritis, exercise caution in eating certain foods and wash your hands frequently.