The State of Qatar Welcomes News That Bahraini Citizens Can Transit Home

29 March 2020

The State of Qatar welcomes the decision of the Kingdom of Bahrain to allow the Bahraini citizens who were transiting through Doha from the Islamic Republic of Iran to return home. We wish that the Kingdom of Bahrain had accepted the State of Qatar’s offer to fly the Bahraini citizens home on a private charter flight, instead of prolonging their waiting time.

The State of Qatar stands ready to play its humanitarian role during this global crisis. It is unfortunate that the Kingdom of Bahrain has launched allegations, false accusations and politicized the humanitarian situation of its citizens attempting to transit home. Allowing them to return home, as requested by the State of Qatar to the relevant authorities in the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a step in the right direction.

As the health and safety of these Bahraini citizens is paramount at this time, the Ministry of Public Health in the State of Qatar will communicate with its counterpart in the Kingdom of Bahrain, to inform them of the results of the medical tests that have been conducted. Qatar wishes the Bahraini citizens good health and safety.