Bahrain travel advice

There is a general threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, affecting Western interests and places frequented by foreigners.

Following the recent terrorist attacks on mosques in the neighbouring Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and in Kuwait, you should be particularly vigilant and report anything suspicious to the local authorities.

Terrorists also continue to issue statements threatening attacks in the Gulf. These include references to attacks on residential compounds, military, oil, transport and aviation interests, as well as crowded places, including mosques.

In the last year, incidents involving home-made explosive devices killed 2 people and injured others. These explosions occurred in public places including outside a cinema, in a shopping mall and on motorways.

There is considered to be a heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against western nationals, from groups or individuals motivated by the conflict in Iraq and Syria. You should be vigilant at this time.