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Middle East > Qatar: Covid-19 and Travel

     
Qatar

Present Situation


Total cases: 379 277

Active cases: 4 779

Recovered: 373 82

Deaths: 678

Vaccination count: 2.6 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2022-06-26

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
All arrivals to Qatar will undergo a health screening.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Oui
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers


Entry to the territory: Allowed
Qatar is now open for international visitors

All visitors must have registered via the pre-registration platform – www.ehteraz.gov.qa, uploading all the required documents at least 3 days prior to arrival. Visitors should also download the ehteraz app and activate this on their arrival either through the use of a local sim card or an international sim card. You will also be asked to complete and sign an undertaking and acknowledgement form prior to arrival. This form is available on the Ministry of Public Health website, pre-registration platform website (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) and airline online booking form.

Fully vaccinated visitors travelling from a green listed country, need to undergo a pre-departure PCR test within 72 hours of their arrival into Qatar. Those with a negative result will be exempt from any form of quarantine. Children under the age of 11 are also exempt from quarantine if they have travelled with a parent or family member who is fully vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated visitors travelling from a red-listed country must have a pre-departure PCR test within 72 hours of their arrival in Qatar, with a negative result. You will be required to undergo a 2-day hotel quarantine (including unvaccinated children aged 11 or under), where a PCR test will be conducted. You may be released from quarantine early depending on the availability of your test results. All hotel quarantine packages need to be booked through the Discover Qatar website (https://bit.ly/36Iybsv)

Fully vaccinated visitors travelling from an exceptional red-listed country must undergo a PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours of arrival into Qatar and enter hotel quarantine for 2 days. A further PCR test or serology antibody test (if vaccinated outside of Qatar) will be taken at the quarantine hotel. All hotel quarantine packages need to be booked through the Discover Qatar website (https://bit.ly/36Iybsv)

Unvaccinated visitors who are travelling on pre-issued family visas need to undergo a pre-departure PCR test 72 hours before arrival into Qatar, with a negative result. These travellers will then undergo a period of 7 days home quarantine if staying with first degree relatives. They will then take a follow-up PCR test on day 6. Release from quarantine will happen on day 7 providing the test results are negative. This PCR test can be taken at any recognised private clinic/hospital.

All other unvaccinated visitors need to undergo a pre-departure PCR test 72 hours before arrival into Qatar, with a negative result. These travellers will then undergo a period of 7 days hotel quarantine. A second PCR test will be taken on day 6. Release from quarantine will happen on day 7 providing your test results are negative. To book your quarantine package visit the Discover Qatar website (https://bit.ly/36Iybsv)

For unvaccinated visitors travelling from a red-listed country, a PCR test with a negative result must be taken within 72 hours of arrival in Qatar. For those visiting first degree relatives, you will be subject to 7 days home quarantine. A PCR test is required on day 6, which can be taken at any private clinic/hospital and if the result is negative you will be released from quarantine on day 7.

For all other visitors, you must undertake 7 days hotel quarantine and take a send PCR test. All hotel quarantine packages need to be booked through the Discover Qatar website.

Unvaccinated visitors travelling from an exceptional red-listed country are not permitted to enter Qatar at this time.

Vaccinated residents travelling from a green listed country no longer need to undertake a pre-departure PCR test prior to arrival into Qatar or quarantine on arrival. However, a PCR test must be completed within 36 hours of arrival in Qatar. The test can be administered at either a primary health care centre or a private clinic/hospital. Children under the age of 4 are exempt from this requirement. There is no requirement for any quarantine for children under the age of 11 where they have travelled with a parent or family member who is fully vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated residents returning from a red-listed country need to undertake a pre-departure PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in Qatar with a negative test result and take a second PCR test within 36 hours of arriving in Qatar. This can be administered at either a primary health care centre or private clinic/hospital. Those aged 12 and above will be exempt from quarantine. There are different criteria for children aged 11 and below (for further information please visit the Ministry of Public Health website).

Vaccinated residents returning from an exceptional red-listed country must undergo a pre-departure PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours of arrival in Qatar and enter hotel quarantine for 2 days. A further PCR test or serology antibody test (if vaccinated outside of Qatar) will be taken at the quarantine hotel. All hotel quarantine packages need to be booked through the Discover Qatar website (https://bit.ly/36Iybsv)

Unvaccinated residents travelling from a green listed country are required to undergo a pre-departure PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours of arrival in Qatar. These residents will then undergo a period of 7 days home quarantine taking a follow-up PCR test on day 6. Release from quarantine will happen on day 7 providing the test results are negative. The test can be taken at either a primary health care centre or a private clinic/hospital.

Unvaccinated residents returning from a red-listed country need to undertake a pre-departure PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in Qatar with a negative test result and will be subject to 7 days home quarantine. They will then be required to take a second PCR test on day 6. Release from quarantine will happen on day 7 providing the test results are negative. The test can be taken at either a local primary health care clinic or a private clinic/hospital. For further guidance please refer to the Ministry of Public Health website (https://bit.ly/3ITf4ZG)

Unvaccinated residents travelling from an exceptional red-listed country must undergo a pre-departure PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours of arrival in Qatar and enter hotel quarantine for 7 days. A further PCR test will be taken on day 6 and if the results are negative you will be released on day 7. All hotel quarantine packages need to be booked through the Discover Qatar website (https://bit.ly/36Iybsv)

Tests: All arrivals to Qatar will undergo a health screening.

Quarantine: Yes
Quarantine required for some travelers.

Information updated on 2022-06-22.

Action taken in the country


Lockdown: No
There are currently no limits on the number of people at social gatherings.

Allow indoor and outdoor dining at full capacity for all outdoor restaurants and cafes.​​

Allow shopping malls and food courts to operate with full capacity.

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Allowed
No restriction

Restaurants and bars: Fully Open

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open









     

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