Gulf Air, Bahrain's national carrier, said it was complying with the Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) order to suspend flights to and from Dubai International Airport for 48 hours.

The CAA has urged all citizens and residents of Bahrain who are currently in areas affected by the Coronavirus (COVID 19) and who were planning to return to Bahrain to call +973 17227555. Gulf Air Contact Center will contact all affected passengers.

The airline said in a statement that passengers should check the airline website prior to their travel or to call the Gulf Air Contact Center for more information on +973 17373737 before heading to the airport.

Gulf Air apologized to its affected passengers for any inconvenience that the situation may have caused.