Here you will find important tips and useful information for Bahrain.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Bahrain dinar BHD
Currency exchange rate
BHD 1 = ~ CHF 2.70 ; CHF 1 = ~ BHD 0.37 (07/2020)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
+ 2 h / + 1 h during our summer time
01 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
230 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid after end of stay or more with visa, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 14 days. Business and tourist visas (for 72 hours, 7 or 14 days) are issued at the airport.
Manama, Bahrain World Trade Center, West Tower, 28th floor, King Faisal Highway,Area 316
Tel.: +973 17 13 12 13
7.30 - 14.00 h (Sat - Wed)
7.30 - 13.00 h (Thu)
8.30 - 12.30 h and 15.30 - 19.30 h (Sat - Thu)
International driver's licence required for car rentals. It is recommended to have several passport photos available.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
Do not drink tap water.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers should pay close attention to their personal security.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.
Special legal regulations
Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
Bahrain is an Arab/Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.
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