King Fahd Causeway reopens as Covid-19 restrictions ease

25km causeway is vital to Saudi’s and Bahrain’s economies and now has 45% extra capacity
The King Fahd Causeway, which links Bahrain to Saudi Arabia, pictured in 2017, before major renovations.
The King Fahd Causeway, which links Bahrain to Saudi Arabia, pictured in 2017, before major renovations.

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The embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Bahrain announced that its citizens can return to the Kingdom via the King Fahd Causeway without prior permission, as of Thursday 23 July 2020.

Saudi citizens who wish to return to Saudi Arabia should comply with the precautionary measures in force in the Kingdom.

The reopening of the causeway comes as Bahrain and Saudi ease Covid-19 restrictions.

The 25km-long causeway linking 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% are coming through the King Fahad causeway, accounting for 9.7 million visitors.

While the causeway has been closed since March, the King Fahd Causeway Authority (KFCA) carried out extensive renovation works to increase the bridge’s passenger capacity by 45 per cent.

New gates on the Saudi side have also been introduce and dedicated e-payment lanes to facilitate processing of the bridge toll on both sides.

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