Bahrain

Bahrain

For full 2021 data, please visit our 2021 inbound page and for the latest quarterly data please visit our UK and regional data pages.

Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)<4.1
Global rank for international tourism expenditure>50
Number of outbound visits (m)1.4
Most visited destinationSaudi Arabia
Most visited destination in Western EuropeFrance

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2021
Population (m)1.5
GDP per capita, PPP, US$45,788
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)2.5
Annual GDP growth (%)1.9

Inbound visits to Britain from Bahrain

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Access to Britain from Bahrain

Measure2019
Weekly aircraft departures21
Weekly seat capacity5,505
Airports with direct routes in Bahrain1
Airports with direct routes in Britain1
  • 2019 has demonstrated the highest seat capacity between the two countries in the last five years
  • In 2019, the airlines that operated the Bahrain to Britain route were Gulf Air and British Airways
  • The route taken from Bahrain to Britain is Bahrain airport to London Heathrow
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a 57% reduction in direct seat capacity from Bahrain to the UK in 2020, and 2021 was 31% behind pre-COVID levels. 
  • The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for Bahrain is £84