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Bahrain suspends flights to Iraq and Lebanon

After Bahrain suspended flights from Dubai and Sharjah, UAE for 48 hours, the Civil Aviation Affairs announced the suspension of all flights to and from Iraq and Lebanon until further notice. This was announced on February 27 and was to take effect immediately.

The suspension of flights is due to the COVID-19 outbreak where the number of infected patients has risen to 33. The statement from the CAA also mentions all arrivals in Bahrain International Airport  and are suspected of infection will be tested and, if found to be suffering from the condition, will immediately be transferred to designated centres for isolation and treatment.

Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications Bahrain

Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications Bahrain

Below is a Tweet from Bahrain News Agency:

Civil Aviation Affairs: Suspension of all flights to and from the Republic of Iraq and the Lebanese Republic until further notice

The Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) in the Kingdom of Bahrain has announced the suspension of all flights to and from the Republic of Iraq and the Lebanese Republic until further notice, effective immediately.

The CAA urges all citizens and residents of Bahrain who are currently in areas affected by the Coronavirus (COVID 19) and who were planning to return to the Kingdom of Bahrain to call the following number +973 17227555.

The CAA affirms that it is cooperating with all authorities to take the necessary measures in light of COVID-19.

All arrivals to Bahrain International Airport suspected of infection will be tested and, if found to be suffering from the condition, are immediately transferred to designated centres for isolation and treatment.

The Civil Aviation Affairs stressed the need to adhere to established health guidelines in order to combat COVID-19.

– BNA



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