Bahrain has issued a stimulus package of $11.4 billion (29.6% of the country's GDP) to counter the COVID-19 economic impact. This includes a draft law to pay private sector salaries, and to pay utility bills for individuals and businesses for three months.

For more information about doing business in Bahrain, please visit myNZTE – our free online portal for curated, in-depth information and guidance. 

Supply chain, logistics & freight

In an attempt to ease import restrictions, Bahrain currently accepts electronic copies of the Certificate of Origin in lieu of original papers.

All sea and airports are receiving shipments around the clock. Food shipments are considered high-priority shipments and goods must be cleared rapidly by Customs within approximately two hours.


Travellers visiting Bahrain for less than 10 days currently do not need to quarantine, but those staying for a longer period must undergo a COVID-19 PCR test once they arrive at Bahrain International Airport. Tests cost 60 Bahraini dinars per person, which can be pre-paid online to avoid queues.

If the airport PCR test result is negative, quarantine is not required. However, passengers who receive positive results will be instructed by the authorities accordingly. All arriving passengers must commit to self-isolating until they receive their COVID-19 test and are confirmed negative.

Travellers must also download and register themselves on the BeAware Bahrain application which supports government contact tracing.

Additional resources

Below you can find information and contact details for other New Zealand government and international agencies regarding their response to COVID-19.

New Zealand Government agencies
COVID-19 helpline for businesses
New Zealand Customs
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
New Zealand Export Credit (NZEC)
MFAT Export Helpline
MFAT Safetravel
Callaghan Innovation
Ministry of Health
WorkSafe New Zealand

Global agencies

World Health Organization (WHO)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Contact NZTE

We're available to talk to you about any issues your export business is facing due to COVID-19.

For existing NZTE customers, please contact your New Zealand-based Customer Manager.

If you're unsure who to contact or haven't worked with us before, you can call NZTE on 0800 555 888 or email below and one of our Customer Advisors will help you.