Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has restored its double daily direct flights to London Heathrow in line with the latest decision by the British authorities to add the Kingdom of Bahrain to their Amber List as of August 8.
Being on the amber list will mean that citizens and residents of Bahrain will be able to quarantine at their choice of residence for 10 days as opposed to institutional quarantine for arrivals from red list countries.
Gulf Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Captain Waleed AlAlawi commented: “London is one of our main destinations in Western Europe and we’ve been connecting both Kingdoms since 1970. It has also been a destination that we maintained scheduled operations to throughout 2020. Thanks to the great efforts by The National Taskforce for Combating the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Kingdom of Bahrain is now moved from the red list to the amber list in the UK colour coding entry system.”
“Gulf Air is known for its morning and night flights to and from London and we’re happy to bring these back to offer more flexibility and convenience to our passengers,” he added.
Gulf Air began the summer season with flights to 80 per cent of its pre-pandemic network and it continued to resume operations and restore services to cities of its original 2019 destination network. The airline has also announced that it has successfully launched all of its seasonal destinations for the summer of 2021 with direct flights to Mykonos and Santorini in Greece, Malaga in Spain and Alexandria and Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt as well as recently resuming Tbilisi in Georgia.
Back in May, the airline announced that all its flights would be operated by 100 per cent vaccinated crew including pilots and flight attendants. The airline is also offering complimentary Covid-19 travel insurance coverage to all ticket holders including health and quarantine expenses in the unexpected circumstances of being diagnosed with or contracting Covid-19 during passengers’ journeys. All tickets booked, including redemption tickets, on Gulf Air flights for travel until November 10, 2021 are automatically covered with Covid-19 insurance at no extra cost.