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Flight Operations to Bahrain – Bahrain Grand Prix

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The Bahrain Grand Prix is the second round of the F1 World Championship and takes place on Sunday, April 16, at the Bahrain International Circuit. Here is the latest operational information for Bahrain:

Bahrain International Airport 
  • IATA Code: BAH
  • ICAO Code: OBBI
  • Latitude/ Longitude: N26 16.3 / E050 38.0
  • Elevation: 6’
  • Fuel types: Jet A-1
Operational Information 
  • Overflight and landing permits are required
  • There are no parking restrictions at OBBI
  • Airport customs services are available 24 hours
  • There is no significant NOTAM at this time
Immigration 

Passengers

  • E-visas are available for 102 nationalities
  • Visa on arrival is available for 66 nationalities

Check eligibility at http://www.evisa.gov.bh/VisaBhrnats.html

Crew

  • All the operating crew can enter OBBI in crew GENDEC and can stay for 72 hours
  • There is no need to arrange a visa before arrival or after arrival
  • If they stay more than that the Immigration may insist with stamping the visa
  • Crew positioning on commercial flights will get on arrival visa irrespective of nationality
Customs

Passengers are allowed to bring the following into Bahrain without paying customs duty:

  • Personal effects not exceeding BD 250 in value and are not subject to customs duty
  • Cigarettes not exceeding 400 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250 grams of tobacco in open packets
  • Alcohol not exceeding one liter and six cans of beer (for non-Muslim passengers only)
  • 8 ounces (oz) of perfume

For more details, please see: http://www.bahraincustoms.gov.bh

Currency
  • Bahraini Dinar (BHD)
  • The Bahrain Dinar against the US Dollar is rated at 0.376 Dinar for 1 USD
Accommodation
  • Movenpick Airport Hotel
  • Majestic Arjaan
  • Sofitel Zallaq
Transport
  • There is no bus or train service at OBBI
  • All major rental car companies are located at Bahrain International Airport and are open 24/7

For flight support to Bahrain, contact UAS’ Middle East headquarters at dxb@uas.aero

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