MANAMA, Bahrain — A 1 a.m. curfew is now in force for all U.S. personnel, civilians and dependents in Bahrain, Navy officials announced Thursday.
Previously, curfew times varied depending on a servicemember’s rank. Dependents, civilians and contractors could stay out all night as long as they were with at least one other person.
The new policy retains a prohibition on public consumption of alcohol between midnight and 5 a.m.
Lt. Marissa Myatt, a U.S. Navy 5th Fleet spokeswoman, said the new policy simplifies and clarifies the previous regulations.
“It’s smart to get people off the streets,” she said. “Nothing good happens after 1 a.m.”