Gulf Air’s iconic double-daily direct passenger flights to London Heathrow have been reinstated.
The move is consistent with the British government’s recent decision to put Bahrain to the amber list for visiting visitors.
Being on the amber list means that Bahraini citizens and residents will be permitted to quarantine at their preferred location for ten days, as opposed to institutional quarantine for arrivals from red list nations.
“London is one of our primary destinations in Western Europe, and we’ve been linking the two kingdoms since 1970,” said Gulf Air acting CEO Waleed AlAlawi.
“It was also a destination where we kept scheduled operations throughout 2020.
“Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Kingdom of Bahrain has now been moved from the red list to the amber list in the UK color coding entry system.” Gulf Air began the summer season with flights to 80% of its pre-pandemic network and continues to resume operations and restore services to cities on its original 2019 destination network.
The airline declared in May that all of its flights would be handled by 100% vaccinated crew, including pilots and flight attendants.