The King Fahd Causeway re-opens today after being close on 7 March as part of the precautionary measures implemented by Saudi Arabia in the wake of the global pandemic.

The roadway linking Bahrain to Saudi Arabia has reopened to traffic today, ending a costly closure introduced to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Bahrain today announced that its citizens can return to the Kingdom via the King Fahd Causeway without prior permission. The re-opening of the causeway comes as Bahrain and Saudi ease Covid-19 restrictions.

The 25km-long causeway linking the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain is instrumental to economic and tourism activities in both countries. Last year Bahrain received a total of 11.1 million visitors, with 88 per cent of them (9.7 million visitors) coming through the King Fahd causeway.