Bahrain international travel advice

Landscape view of Bahrain

Bahrain 🇧🇭

Bahrain is part of Asia with main city at Manama. Its Developing country with a population of 1M people. The main currency is Bahraini Dinar. The languages spoken are Arabic. the Kingdom of Bahrain is the formal name of Bahrain It is adviced to Exercise a high degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~15.95 °C   🌧 ~15.51 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 1M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution

The security situation in the Middle East region is unpredictable and likely to become volatile. Australians should remain vigilant, and monitor developments via the media and our travel advice. On 3 January, a US airstrike near the Baghdad International Airport killed an Iranian senior commander and Iraqi paramilitary leaders. Subscribe to the travel advice for the latest updates. We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Bahrain.

issued date: January 5, 2020

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

Bahrain uses 230V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Bahrain uses the Bahraini dinar (symbol: .?.?), code BHD.Banknotes come in denominations of 20, 10, 5 and 1 dinars and 500 filss. Dinar is subdivided into 1000 filss. Coins come in denominations of 500, 100, 50, 25, 10 and 5 filss.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Bahrain is on average 4.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Bahrain is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 7.08 BHD, which includes 8 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Batelco, Viva or Zain. Bahrain uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Bahrain upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Bahrain, dial +, then 973 (the country code for Bahrain), then the area code and the local number.

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Bahrain you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 60 km/h (37 mph) in all built-up areas and 80 km/h (49 mph) on undivided highways.

🆘 Emergency

Police

113

Ambulance

115

Fire department

114

Last updated: January 1, 2020