Bahrain - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV


Restriction categories relative to Bahrain

  • Countries with restrictions for long term stays (>90 days)
  • Countries deporting people with HIV

 
Entry regulations Residence regulations Additional information
No restrictions for tourists. All foreign citizens applying for residence permits must submit locally performed medical exams, including HIV tests. Anyone who tested positive is immediately deported.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Bahrain

All foreign citizens (workers, family, etc.) applying for residence permits must submit locally performed medical exams, including HIV tests. Anyone who tested positive is immediately deported. 

(Source: 1)

The current regulations concern foreigners intending to work in Bahrain. Persons who test positive for HIV won't be granted a residence permit. There are exceptions for diplomatic staff. When applying for a residence permit, a test must be taken in Bahrain. 

(Source: 2) 

 

HIV treatment information for Bahrain

no information available

 

HIV information / HIV NGOs in Bahrain

no information available

 

Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at http://criminalisation.gnpplus.net/.

 

Key HIV resources for Bahrain

  1. US State Department web site; Travel Publications / December 2006; travel.state.gov/travel/tips/brochures/brochures_1230.html
  2. Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Berne/CH, DP VI/Section for consular protection, March 15, 2000

 

updated: 5/30/2008
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