Cheap Flights Open for travel Telegram bot
[We have 50 restrictions for 243 countries and regions]

Qatar travel restrictions

COVID-19 Vacc. -233.35%
Open for citizens: - Open for foreigners: - Open for tourism: - Quarantine: -
Airlines Updates
Published on 19.05.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways puts bidders for $2bn Kigali airport in tailspin.

Published on 19.05.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways adds its 6th daily London Heathrow flight.

Published on 18.05.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways' CEO warns of second aviation industry recession.

Published on 17.05.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines unveil enhanced strategic partnership.

Published on 16.05.2022, Nepal Airlines:

Nepal Airlines [non-UNDSS whitelisted] to operate Bhairahawa flights using A320 aircraft.

Published on 05.05.2022, Qatar Airways:

Airbus and Qatar battle signals balance of power shift

Published on 29.04.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways to serve Frankfurt three times daily effective 01JUL22.

Published on 27.04.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar suffers setback in airplane dispute with Airbus.

Published on 26.04.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways adds a third daily passenger flight between Doha-Frankfurt.

Published on 25.04.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways reveals new corporate voluntary carbon offset program.

Published on 22.04.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways and IndiGo reactivate strategic cooperation.

Published on 22.04.2022, Iberia, Qatar:

Dominican Republic approves codeshare between Iberia and Qatar Airways.

Published on 20.04.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways And IndiGo Reactivate Strategic Cooperation.

Published on 19.04.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways will divert flights from Doha to Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport for 45 days amid Dubai Airport runway closure.

Published on 18.04.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways will divert flights from Doha to Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport for 45 days amid Dubai Airport runway closure

Published on 15.04.2022, Qatar:

Qatar launches new Adelaide-Auckland route.

Published on 14.04.2022, Qatar Airways:

A look at Qatar Airways' "Brand Refresh Campaign".

Published on 13.04.2022, Qatar:

Qatar Airways launches new campaign inviting people to 'Let's Fly'

Published on 11.04.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways denies it is planning to fly to Mexico City's new airport.

Published on 07.04.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways cools talk of using Mexico's new airport.

Published on 05.04.2022, Qatar:

Airbus cancels third A350 as Qatar dispute tops $1 bln – sources

Published on 05.04.2022, Qatar:

Qatar Airways adds double daily Airbus A380 flights to Bangkok.

Published on 04.04.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways resumes route between Geneva and Doha.

Published on 04.04.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways expands its NDC Distribution as it partners with TPConnects.

Published on 29.03.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways has resumed its flights to Denpasar-Bali.

Published on 25.03.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways resurrects iconic Airbus A380, with Doha-Sydney from 01JUN22.

Published on 25.03.2022, Qatar Airways:

JetBlue and Qatar Airways announce plans to expand existing global partnership.

Published on 25.03.2022, :

Latest News:

Published on 24.03.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways refutes Airbus's $220m compensation claim amid rejected orders dispute.

Published on 22.03.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways' Delhi-Doha flight with over 100 passengers on board diverted to Pakistan due to technical reasons.

Published on 18.03.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways adding even more Australian flights to meet demand.

Published on 16.03.2022, Qatar:

Qatar Airways set to resume flights to London Gatwick from 05JUN22.

Published on 11.03.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways Resumes Services to Windhoek, Namibia- from 25JUN22- as part of its largest ever African schedule.

Published on 07.03.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways expands to Kano and Port Harcourt.

Published on 04.03.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways expands to Kano and Port Harcourt.

Published on 03.03.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways Increases Air Travel to Kazakhstan, Flights to Egypt Expand.

Published on 03.03.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways Inaugural Flight Lands In Kano.

Published on 01.03.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways confirms grounded another A350 jet.

Published on 28.02.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways welcomes decision of London High Court ordering Airbus to maintain A321 contract.

Published on 28.02.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways boosts Sri Lanka service to pre-pandemic levels.

Published on 25.02.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar adding more flights to Australia to meet demand.

Published on 25.02.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways suspends flights to Ukraine.

Published on 25.02.2022, Qatar Airways:

Caribbean Airlines to enter air sir services agreement with Qatar Airways.

Published on 24.02.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines sign MoU for strategic cooperation to lead Asia Pacific travel.

Published on 23.02.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways: U-turn on visors for South Africa, Mozambique and Zambia passengers after 'racist' backlash.

Published on 22.02.2022, Qatar Airways:

Qatar Airways adopts Avios as points currency.

Published on 21.02.2022, Qatar Airways:

Airbus ordered to delay implementing Qatar jet cancellation.

Published on 21.02.2022, Qatar Airways:

Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) signs five-year contract with Qatar Airways for P/H, Kano airports.

Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Qatar
Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.
All unvaccinated travelers, including citizens, GCC citizens, and residents, from Green list countries are required to undergo seven days of home quarantine. While citizens, GCC citizens, residents, and holders of family visas, are required to home quarantine, others are subject to hotel quarantine. Fully vaccinated travelers from these countries are exempt from quarantine measures.
Fully vaccinated visitors travelling from countries subject to ‘COVID-19 Red Health Measures’ must take a pre-departure PCR test within 48 hours of their flight departure time, with a negative result. You will be required to undergo a 1 day hotel quarantine (including unvaccinated children aged 12 or under), where a rapid antigen test will be conducted on day 1. All hotel quarantine packages need to be booked through the Discover Qatar website
Unvaccinated residents returning from countries not subject to ‘COVID-19 Red Health Measures’ are not required to take a pre-departure PCR test. On arrival they will then need to undergo a period of 5 days home quarantine and a PCR test within 24 hours of arriving into Qatar.

Read more
Cheap flights
Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

Fully vaccinated residents will need to undergo a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival. This applies to all residents regardless of age. The test can be administered at either a primary health care centre or private clinic/hospital – see the list of accredited COVID-19 testing healthcare facilities. Rapid antigen self-tests are not accepted. For further information visit the Ministry of Public Health website.

Read more

Full Restrictions

  • Qatar Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *All travellers: A list of countries subject to ‘COVID-19 Red Health Measures’ can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website. All visitors must have registered via the Ministry of Public Health’s pre-registration platform, uploading all the required documents at least 3 days prior to arrival. Visitors should also download the Ehteraz app and activate this on arrival, through the use of either a local or 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, and airline online booking form.
    Foreign nationals holding a Qatar residence permit no longer require prior approval to return to Qatar. However, it is recommended that all residents complete pre-registration for return to Qatar using the pre-registration platform ahead of travel.
    The Ministry of Public Health reserves the right to conduct random tests on travellers to Qatar through its air, land or sea ports. Thermal screening and temperature checks will take place on arrival. Downloading Qatar’s track and trace app, Ehteraz, is mandatory for everyone in Qatar. You will be asked to show the app upon arrival.
    If you are fully vaccinated: For the purposes of entry into Qatar, the Ministry of Public Health recognises the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. To find out whether you qualify as fully vaccinated refer to the Ministry of Public Health website. This includes details on the recognised immunity validity period for each vaccine, and other conditionally approved vaccines.
    A list of countries subject to ‘COVID-19 ‘Red Health Measures’ can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website.
    Proof of vaccination status: You must present proof that you have been fully vaccinated to enter Qatar. This is one of the documents that must be uploaded on the pre-registration platform.
    You can use the COVID Pass to demonstrate your vaccination record on the platform. Although we understand that the proof of COVID recovery and vaccination status is being accepted in practice, Qatar has not yet officially confirmed this. We therefore recommend that you contact your nearest Qatari embassy for advice on entry requirements. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    If you have had a medically confirmed COVID-19 infection, acquired either in Qatar or overseas, you are considered to have immune status valid for twelve months from the date of the infection. An official and verifiable laboratory test result will be required as evidence of the past infection. For further guidance refer to the Ministry of Public Health website.
    Vaccinated visitors: Fully vaccinated visitors travelling from countries not subject to ‘COVID-19 Red Health Measures’ must take a pre-departure PCR test within 48 hours of their flight departure time, with a negative result. No quarantine or testing on arrival is required.
    Fully vaccinated visitors travelling from countries subject to ‘COVID-19 Red Health Measures’ must take a pre-departure PCR test within 48 hours of their flight departure time, with a negative result. You will be required to undergo a 1 day hotel quarantine (including unvaccinated children aged 12 or under), where a rapid antigen test will be conducted on day 1. All hotel quarantine packages need to be booked through the Discover Qatar website
    Vaccinated residents: Foreign nationals holding a Qatar residence permit no longer require prior approval to return to Qatar. However, it is recommended that all residents complete pre-registration for return to Qatar using the pre-registration platformahead of travel.
    Fully vaccinated residents returning to Qatar no longer need to undertake a pre-departure PCR test or quarantine on arrival, irrespective of whether the country of departure is subject to ‘COVID-19 Red Health Measures’.
    Fully vaccinated residents will need to undergo a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival. This applies to all residents regardless of age. The test can be administered at either a primary health care centre or private clinic/hospital – see the list of accredited COVID-19 testing healthcare facilities. Rapid antigen self-tests are not accepted. For further information visit the Ministry of Public Health website.
    If you are not fully vaccinated: A list of countries subject to ‘COVID-19 Red Health Measures’ can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website.
    Unvaccinated visitors: Unvaccinated visitors travelling from countries not subject to ‘COVID-19 Red Health Measures’ must take a pre-departure PCR test within 48 hours of their flight departure time, with a negative result.
    If staying with first-degree relatives, unvaccinated visitors will then need to undergo a period of 5 days home quarantine (proof of relationship and residence will be required). A rapid antigen test is required to be taken on day 5, and the individual will be released from quarantine on the same day if the test results are negative. The test can be administered at either a primary health care centre or private clinic/hospital – see the list of accredited COVID 19 testing healthcare facilities. Rapid antigen self-tests are not accepted.
    All other unvaccinated visitors from a countries not subject to ‘COVID-19 Red Health Measures’ will then need to undergo a period of 5 days hotel quarantine. A rapid antigen test is required to be taken on day 5, and the individual will be released from quarantine on the same day if the test results are negative. The test will be conducted at the hotel. Rapid antigen self-tests are not accepted. All hotel quarantine packages need to be booked through the Discover Qatar website. Unvaccinated visitors travelling from countries subject to ‘COVID-19 Red Health Measures’ are not permitted to enter Qatar at this time.
    Unvaccinated residents: Unvaccinated residents returning from countries not subject to ‘COVID-19 Red Health Measures’ are not required to take a pre-departure PCR test. On arrival they will then need to undergo a period of 5 days home quarantine and a PCR test within 24 hours of arriving into Qatar. A follow up rapid antigen test is also required on day 5. The individual will be released from quarantine on the same day, providing the test results are negative. Tests can be taken at either a primary health care centre or private clinic/hospital – see the list of accredited COVID 19 testing healthcare facilities. Rapid antigen self-tests are not accepted.
    Unvaccinated residents returning from countries subject to ‘COVID-19 Red Health Measures’ must take a pre-departure PCR test within 48 hours of their flight departure time, with a negative test result. They will then need to undergo a period of 5 days hotel quarantine. A rapid antigen test is required to be taken on day 5, and the individual will be released from quarantine on the same day if the test results are negative. The test will be conducted at the hotel. Rapid antigen self-tests are not accepted. All hotel quarantine packages need to be booked through the Discover Qatar website.
    For further guidance refer to the Ministry of Public Health website.
    Further information on Qatar’s entry and arrival requirements can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website.
    Children and young people: Unvaccinated children below the age of 12, if travelling with a parent who is fully vaccinated, can follow the rules for fully vaccinated travellers entering Qatar. For further information, including on testing, see the Ministry of Public Health website.
    If you’re transiting through Qatar: Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination. Transiting through Qatar is permitted for travellers who meet the requirements of their final destination country.
    There are no additional requirements for transiting passengers, even where there is lengthy layover between flights and you choose to use the transit hotel within the airport.
    Travellers can not remain in the transit area for more than 24 hours between flights, regardless of whether you are using the transit hotel within the airport.
    Further information about transiting through Qatar can be found on the webpage for Hamad International Airport

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Qatar: Qatar’s Ministry of Public Healthhas published advice on how to limit the spread of coronavirus, and has introduced a number of precautionary restrictions on travel and events in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Public transport, including the metro and bus services, are currently operating at full capacity. You should wear a mask at all times when using these services. These guidelines and regulations change frequently with little warning. For the most current information regarding COVID-19 regulations visit the Ministry of Public Health website.
    With effect from 12 February 2022 the requirement to wear a facemask has been relaxed in certain conditions. It is no longer a requirement to wear your mask in open spaces except when attending certain public events such as markets. You are still required to wear facemasks in places such as mosques, hospitals, schools, universities and shopping malls.
    It is compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house.
    Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QAR200,000 and/or a prison sentence not exceeding three years. For further information, visit the Ministry of Public Health webpage.
    Accommodation: Hotels are open, and facilities (i.e. gyms, pool) have reopened subject to restrictions on capacity. Some hotels are being used as quarantine locations.
    Public places and services: There are currently no limits on the number of people at social gatherings. These guidelines and regulations change frequently with little warning. For the most current information regarding COVID-19 regulations visit the Ministry of Public Health website. You will be asked to show your vaccinated status on the Ehteraz app to enter most locations. If you are unvaccinated, entry may be denied.
    Playgrounds and exercise equipment in public spaces have been reopened. Mosques are open but worshippers are reminded to follow the guidance on social distancing, mask wearing and general prevention measures. Entry may be dependent on presenting evidence that you are fully vaccinated.
    From 30 January 2022 schools have returned to in-person lessons. All students must undertake a weekly mandatory rapid antigen test, conducted at home. For further details you should contact the school directly.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

    Read more
    25.03.2022
  • Qatar Fully Vaccinated:
    Anyone who received any of the following COVID-19 vaccine approved/recognized by the Ministry of Public Health within its immunity validity period:

    Valid for nine (9) months from fourteen (14) days after 2nd dose or booster dose vaccination of Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zenica COVID-19 vaccines.
    Valid for nine (9) months from 2 weeks after the 1st dose of Jansen & Jansen COVID-19 vaccine; or valid for nine (9) months from seven (7) days of receiving the booster dose of Jansen & Jansen COVID-19 vaccine.
    Valid for six (6) months from fourteen (14) days after the 2nd dose or booster dose of conditionally approved COVID-19 vaccines, where a positive Serology on Antibody Test lab result is required and is valid for 30 days from testing; If the traveler is unable to take a Serology Antibody test in the country of origin or if the Antibody test result appear negative, the traveler must undergo relevant quarantine for 5 days; Those who received booster dose using MOPH approved vaccines immune status is extended to nine (9) months from seven (7) days after the booster dose and Serology Antibody test is no longer required.
    Recovered:
    Anyone who had a medically confirmed COVID-19 infection acquired either locally or overseas is considered to have immune status valid for nine (9) months from the date of the infection. There should be an official and verifiable laboratory test result as evidence of the past infection.

    Unvaccinated / Non-immune:
    Anyone who does not meet any of the above criteria.

    Read more
    26.02.2022
  • Qatar Vaccine: Passengers are considered fully vaccinated if they meet one of the following conditions:

    The passenger holds an original Covid-19 vaccination certificate confirming they have received a vaccine approved by the Qatari Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)(AstraZeneca (Covishield/Vaxzevria), Johnson and Johnson, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech) and at least 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of a 2-dose vaccine or a single dose of a 1-dose vaccine;
    The passenger holds an original Covid-19 vaccination certificate confirming they have received a vaccine conditionally approved by the Qatari (MoPH) (Sinopharm, Sinovac, or Sputnik) and at least 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose. These passengers must also hold a Serology Antibody test with a positive result, obtained prior to departure;
    The passenger holds an original Covid-19 vaccination certificate confirming they have received 2 doses of a vaccine conditionally approved by the Qatari (MoPH) (Sinopharm, Sinovac, or Sputnik) followed by a dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and at least 14 days have passed since receiving the final dose; or
    The passenger is a national or resident of Qatar or a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member state and holds a certificate confirming that they have recovered from Covid-19 within 14 days and 12 months prior to arrival and that they have received at least 1 dose of an approved vaccine (AstraZeneca (Covishield/Vaxzevria), Johnson and Johnson, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech ) at least 14 days prior to arrival.
    The certificate must include the name of the passenger and it must match the passport, dose dates according to type of the vaccine (1 dose for the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and 2 doses for other vaccines), type/name of the vaccine, lot number of the vaccine (if any), and an official logo or seal of the vaccination authority​. It must be written in Arabic or English.

    Test: Passengers must hold a negative PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival.
    Authorisation: Passengers must register on the Ehteraz Qatar Portal in order to obtain a travel permit at least 12 hours prior to travel. Passengers must download all documents and present the travel permit prior to departure.

    Registration is optional for Qatari nationals and residents.

    Accommodation: Passengers who require hotel quarantine must hold evidence that they have booked hotel accommodation for their quarantine through Discover Qatar. Passengers who will quarantine at home must ensure their accommodation conditions are appropriate.
    Application: Passengers must download and activate the Ehteraz App on their mobile phones.
    Test and Quarantine on Arrival:

    Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 must quarantine for 7 days and will be subject to a PCR test on day 6. They will be permitted to end quarantine if a negative result is received. Passengers who hold a pre-issued family visa may quarantine at home. Passengers on all other visas must quarantine at a hotel.

    Vaccinated passengers: Quarantine is not required for passengers aged 12 years and older who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or unvaccinated passengers aged 11 years and younger provided they are travelling with fully vaccinated adults.

    Qatar Country Lists:

    Exceptional Red List Countries: Bangladesh, Botswana, Egypt, Eswatini, India, Indonesia, Lesotho, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, and Zimbabwe.

    Red List Countries: Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Syria.

    Green List Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Congo (Republic of), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (South), Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, and Zambia.

    Read more
    21.12.2021
  • Qatar Qatar Airways said on Saturday it has banned entry to travellers from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique due to the spread of a new variant of COVID-19 first detected in South Africa. (Reporting by Ahmed Tolba Writing by Enas Alashray Editing by Mark Heinrich)

    28.11.2021
  • Qatar Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Residents: Foreign nationals including British holding a Qatar residence permit no longer require prior approval to return to Qatar. However, it is recommended that all residents complete pre-registration for return to Qatar using the portal ehteraz.gov.qa ahead of travel.
    For the purposes of entry into Qatar, Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health recognises the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. In order for the vaccination course to be considered complete, the last vaccination dose must have been administered 14 days prior to entry to Qatar. The need to provide a negative PCR test certificate, prior to travel will depend on the classification of the country of departure. For details of conditionally approved vaccines please refer to the
    Ministry of Public Health website for full details.
    *Vaccinated residents: 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 – list of accredited COVID 19 testing healthcare facilities< /a>. 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.
    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 into Qatar. The test can be administered at either a primary health care centre or private clinic/hospital – list of accredited COVID 19 testing healthcare facilities. 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.
    *Unvaccinated residents: 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 private clinic/hospital –
    list of accredited COVID 19 testing healthcare facilities. For further guidance please refer to the Ministry of Public Health website.
    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 days 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.
    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 into 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 private clinic/hospital – list of accredited COVID 19 testing healthcare facilities.
    *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.
    *Vaccinated visitors: 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.
    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. Visit the Ministry of Public Health website
    for further guidance on your specific requirement. You can also check with your travel provider.
    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.
    *Unvaccinated visitors: 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.
    *Unvaccinated visitors who are travelling on pre-issued family visas, from a green listed country, 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 – list of accredited COVID 19 testing healthcare facilities.
    All other unvaccinated visitors from a green listed country, 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.
    The cost of tests are as follows: Further information on Qatar’s entry and arrival requirements can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website.
    *Arriving from the Abu Samra border crossing: Following the opening of the air, land and sea borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, all arrivals to Qatar from the Abu Samra border crossing are required to undergo a COVID-19 test and obtain a virus-free certificate no more than 72 hours before travel. Further information can be found from the Government Communications Office statement here.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Although we understand that the proof of COVID recovery and vaccination status is being accepted in practice, Qatar has not yet officially confirmed this. We therefore recommend that you contact your nearest Qatari embassy for advice on entry requirements. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Transiting Qatar: Transit passengers travelling on to another destination can still transfer through Qatar, and many flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave the aircraft or transit through Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice. Whilst in transit at Hamad International Airport, you will receive regular thermal screening and temperature checks.
    You should contact your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider for information on the impact on any existing travel plans.
    *Testing on arrival: Thermal screening and temperature checks will take place on arrival.
    *Quarantine requirements: All residents who have completed a vaccination course as recognised by Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (namely Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson), returning to Qatar will be exempt from quarantine provided their last vaccination dose has been administered 14 days prior to entry to Qatar.
    For further guidance please refer to the Ministry of Public Health website.
    *Data collection: Downloading Qatar’s track and trace app, Ehteraz, is mandatory for everyone in Qatar. You will be asked to show the app upon arrival.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Qatar: Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has published advice on how to limit the spread of coronavirus, and has introduced a number of precautionary restrictions on travel and events in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Public transport, including the metro and bus services, operates with a restricted 75% capacity from 3 October 2021. You should wear a mask at all times when using these services. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey.
    With effect from 3 October 2021, the requirement to wear facemasks has been relaxed in certain conditions. It is no longer a requirement to wear your mask in open spaces, except when attending organised public events such as markets. You are still required to wear facemasks in places such as mosques, hospitals, schools/universities and shopping malls.
    It is compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures.
    Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QAR200,000 and/or a prison sentence not exceeding three years.
    For further information, visit the Ministry of Public Health webpage.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open, and facilities (i.e. gyms, pool) have reopened subject to restrictions on capacity. Some hotels are being used as quarantine locations.
    *Public places and services: With effect from 3 October 2021 restrictions on the number of people at gatherings have eased. Indoors, a maximum of 30 vaccinated people can gather in a group. If there is an unvaccinated person in the group, that limit drops to five people. Outdoors, a maximum of 50 vaccinated people can gather in a group. If there is an unvaccinated person in the group, that limit drops to ten people. Capacity restrictions also apply in restaurants, malls, hairdressers and outdoor swimming pools.
    You will be asked to show your vaccinated status on the Ehteraz app to enter most locations. If you are unvaccinated, entry may be denied. Playgrounds and exercise equipment in public spaces have been reopened, operating on a restricted capacity basis. Restrictions in mosques have eased but worshippers are reminded to follow the guidance on social distance, mask wearing and general prevention measures. Entry may be dependent on presenting evidence that you are fully vaccinated.
    From 3 October 2021 schools will return to lessons in person, with unvaccinated students over the age of 12 being required to undertake a weekly COVID-19 test. For further details you should contact the school directly.

    Read more
    18.11.2021
  • Qatar Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Residents: Foreign nationals including British holding a Qatar residence permit no longer require prior approval to return to Qatar. However, it is recommended that all residents complete pre-registration for return to Qatar using the portal ehteraz.gov.qa ahead of travel.
    For the purposes of entry into Qatar, Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health recognises the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. In order for the vaccination course to be considered complete, the last vaccination dose must have been administered 14 days prior to entry to Qatar. The traveller must be able to provide a negative PCR test certificate recognised by the Health Department in the departing country. For details of conditionally approved vaccines please refer to the Ministry of Public Health website for full details.
    The traffic light system for entry to Qatar was revised on 6 October 2021 (for further information please visit the Ministry of Public Health website . The UK is listed as a green country.
    *Vaccinated residents: 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 into Qatar. The test can be administered at either a primary health care centre or 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.
    *Unvaccinated residents: 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 into 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 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 private clinic/hospital. For further guidance please refer to the Ministry of Public Health website .
    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 days 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 .
    *Visitors: All visitors must have registered via the pre-registration platform – www.ehteraz.gov.qa< /a> , 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.
    *Vaccinated visitors: 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.
    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.
    *Unvaccinated visitors: 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.
    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.
    Further information on Qatar’s entry and arrival requirements can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website .
    *Arriving from the Abu Samra border crossing: Following the opening of the air, land and sea borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, all arrivals to Qatar from the Abu Samra border crossing are required to undergo a COVID-19 test and obtain a virus-free certificate no more than 72 hours before travel. Further information can be found from the Government Communications Office statement here .
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 status: Although we understand that the proof of COVID recovery and vaccination status is being accepted in practice, Qatar has not yet officially confirmed this. We therefore recommend that you contact your nearest Qatari embassy for advice on entry requirements. Your appointment card from vaccination centers is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Transiting Qatar: Transit passengers travelling on to another destination can still transfer through Qatar, and many flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave the aircraft or transit through Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice.
    Whilst in transit at Hamad International Airport, you will receive regular thermal screening and temperature checks. You should contact your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider for information on the impact on any existing travel plans.
    *Testing on arrival: Thermal screening and temperature checks will take place on arrival.
    *Quarantine requirements: All residents who have completed a vaccination course as recognised by Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (namely Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson), returning to Qatar will be exempt from quarantine provided their last vaccination dose has been administered 14 days prior to entry to Qatar.
    For further guidance please refer to the Ministry of Public Health website.
    *Data collection: Downloading Qatar’s track and trace app, Ehteraz, is mandatory for everyone in Qatar. You will be asked to show the app upon arrival

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Qatar: Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has published advice on how to limit the spread of coronavirus, and has introduced a number of precautionary restrictions on travel and events in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Public transport, including the metro and bus services, operates with a restricted 75% capacity from 3 October 2021. You should wear a mask at all times when using these services. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey.
    With effect from 3 October 2021, the requirement to wear facemasks has been relaxed in certain conditions. It is no longer a requirement to wear your mask in open spaces, except when attending organised public events such as markets. You are still required to wear facemasks in places such as mosques, hospitals, schools/universities and shopping malls.
    It is compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures.
    Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QAR200,000 and/or a prison sentence not exceeding three years.
    For further information, visit the Ministry of Public Health webpage.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open, and facilities (i.e. gyms, pool) have reopened subject to restrictions on capacity. Some hotels are being used as quarantine locations.
    *Public places and services: With effect from 3 October 2021 restrictions on the number of people at gatherings have eased. Indoors, a maximum of 30 vaccinated people can gather in a group. If there is an unvaccinated person in the group, that limit drops to five people. Outdoors, a maximum of 50 vaccinated people can gather in a group. If there is an unvaccinated person in the group, that limit drops to ten people. Capacity restrictions also apply in restaurants, malls, hairdressers and outdoor swimming pools.
    You will be asked to show your vaccinated status on the Ehteraz app to enter most locations. If you are unvaccinated, entry may be denied. Playgrounds and exercise equipment in public spaces have been reopened, operating on a restricted capacity basis. Restrictions in mosques have eased but worshippers are reminded to follow the guidance on social distance, mask wearing and general prevention measures. Entry may be dependent on presenting evidence that you are fully vaccinated.
    From 3 October 2021 schools will return to lessons in person, with unvaccinated students over the age of 12 being required to undertake a weekly COVID-19 test. For further details you should contact the school directly.

    Read more
    08.10.2021
  • Qatar Qatar is changing the entry requirements to the country effective tomorrow (October 6, 2021).

    Fully vaccinated visitors from Green list countries (188) need to have a negative PCR-RT conducted not more than 72 hours before arrival to Doha (website is clear – arrival, not departure). Qatar will also conditionally allow those to enter who have been vaccinated with the Chinese (Sinopharm/Sinovax) and Russian (Sputnik) vaccines.

    Qatar has classified countries into two lists, Green and Red, in addition to a secondary list of Exceptional Red Countries based on international and local health risk indicators and the epidemiology of Covid-19 in the different countries.

    Citizens and residents can travel abroad at any time provided that the travel and return policy is adhered to when returning to Qatar.

    The Ministry of Public Health advises citizens and residents to comply with COVID-19 health measures currently in place in the country of arrival.

    Travelers are responsible for keeping up to date with changes to the travel and return policy through official sources before planning to travel to Qatar.

    Travelers must comply with Qatar’s COVID-19 procedures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

    The Ministry of Public Health continuously checks and monitors travelers returning from abroad in order to maintain public health. Note that, travelers may be subject to random testing upon arrival in Qatar.​

    Non-residents of Qatar must register via the pre-registration platform on www.ehteraz.gov.qa website and upload all relevant documents such as PCR test result, vaccine certificate and other relevant documents at least 3 days before arrival. Although pre-registration is optional for citizens and residents of Qatar, the Ministry of Public Health recommends that all individuals entering Qatar pre-register to ensure the best experience upon arrival in Qatar.

    Travelers should download the Ehteraz mobile application and activate it on their mobile phones using a local or international SIM card.

    All passengers must sign an Undertaking and Acknowledgement Form​ before arriving in Qatar. The form is available on the Ministry of Public Health website, pre-registration platform website (www.ehteraz.gov.qa​) and airline online booking form. Citizens and residents who are fully vaccinated inside the State of Qatar arriving from one of the Green List countries are exempt from this requirement.

    Travelers must take a PCR test result at a medical center accredited by the health authorities in the country of departure. The test result must be negative and must be done 72 hours before arrival in Qatar. (Please see the PCR policy for more detailed guidance.)

    Travelers should check the quarantine policy for detailed guidance according to the country of arrival classification.

    In the case of home quarantine, accommodation conditions must be appropriate, and if the property does not comply with the conditions mentioned in the undertaking, the traveler must book the hotel quarantine package through Discover Qatar’s website before travelling to Qatar.

    Travelers arriving in Qatar should go to the COVID-19 test clinic at the access port in case of any COVID-19-related symptoms and take the necessary isolation measures.

    These policies apply to arrivals across all Qatar entry points.

    Below is a list of approved and conditionally approved vaccines by the Ministry of Public Health:

    Approved Vaccines Conditionally Approved vaccines*
    Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty) – Two Doses
    Sinopharm vaccine – Two Doses
    Moderna (SpikeVax) – Two Doses
    Sinovac – Two Doses
    AstraZeneca (Covishield / Oxford / Vaxzevria​) – Two Doses
    Sputnik V – Two Doses
    Jansen / Johnson & Johnson (only one dose)

    https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/travel-and-return-policy/Pages/default.aspx

    Read more
    05.10.2021
  • Qatar Qatar Airways

    30.08.2021
  • Qatar Latest News: Authorities to resume issuing family, tourist entry visas from 12 July (Reuters, 08.07.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Qatar: Foreign nationals holding a Qatar residence permit no longer require prior approval to return to Qatar. Registration for return to Qatar using the Ehteraz app is optional for those already holding a residence permit. You may be asked to undertake a further PCR test within 36 hours of arrival in Qatar at your own expense (QAR300) when returning from a red listed country, such as the UK. The test must be carried out at a PHCC.
    All residents returning to Qatar will be exempt from quarantine provided they have completed a vaccination course as recognised by Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (namely Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson), their last vaccination dose having been administered 14 days prior to entry to Qatar and are able to provide a negative PCR test certificate recognised by the Health Department in the departing country.
    For those returning to Qatar from the UK who are not fully vaccinated, quarantine is still required. To book your quarantine package visit Qatar Airways Quarantine Booking. Further information on Qatar’s entry and arrival requirements can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website.
    *Arriving from the Abu Samra border crossing: Following the opening of the air, land and sea borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, all arrivals to Qatar from the Abu Samra border crossing are required to undergo a COVID-19 test and obtain a virus-free certificate no more than 72 hours before travel. Further information can be found from the Government Communications Office statement here.
    *Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status: Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.
    *Transiting Qatar: Transit passengers travelling on to another destination can still transfer through Qatar, and many flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave or transit through Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice.
    Whilst in transit at Hamad International Airport, you will receive regular thermal screening and temperature checks.
    You should contact your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider for information on the impact on any existing travel plans.
    *Testing on arrival: Thermal screening and temperature checks will take place on arrival.
    *Quarantine requirements: All residents returning to Qatar will be exempt from quarantine provided they have completed a vaccination course as recognised by Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (namely Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson), their last vaccination dose having been administered 14 days prior to entry to Qatar, and are able to provide a negative PCR test certificate recognised by the Health Department in the departing country.
    Residents returning from the UK who are not fully vaccinated will need to quarantine for 10 days in a government-approved hotel, at their own expense. This must be booked through the Discover Qatar website. For further guidance please refer to the Ministry of Public Health website.
    *Data collection: Downloading Qatar’s track and trace app, Ehteraz, is mandatory for everyone in Qatar. You will be asked to show the app upon arrival.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Qatar: Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has published advice on how to limit the spread of coronavirus, and has introduced a number of precautionary restrictions on travel and events in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Public transport, including the metro and bus services, began running a limited service on 1 September 2020. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising. From 22 May 2020, it is also compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures.
    Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QR200,000 and a prison sentence not exceeding three years, or one of those two penalties.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open, and facilities (ie gyms, pool) have reopened subject to restrictions on capacity. Some hotels are being used as quarantine locations.
    *Public places and services: With effect from 4 February 2021 a number of restrictions have been implemented. These have included the reduction in numbers at gathering – 5 indoors and 15 outdoors, capacity restrictions in restaurants, malls and outdoor swimming pools. Capacity has also been restricted on the metro and buses. Playgrounds and exercise equipment in public space have also been closed. Mosques and hairdressers also have restrictions on capacity.
    Schools continue to operate a blended approach to education – a mix of in person lessons and on line learning. For further details you should contact the school direct.

    Read more
    04.08.2021
  • Qatar 1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Qatar. – This does not apply to: – nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates; – passengers with a
    permanent residence permit issued by Qatar; – passengers with a residence permit issued by Qatar. They must have an Exceptional Entry Permit; – passengers with a Diplomatic ID
    issued by the MOFA of Qatar; – spouses and children of nationals of Qatar. They must present proof confirming their family relationship and have a residence permit issued by Qatar;
    – spouses and children of nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. They must travel together; – domestic workers of nationals of Qatar. They must
    be accompanied by the sponsor or one of the first degree sponsor’s relatives and have a residence permit issued by Qatar; – domestic workers of nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman,
    Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. They must be accompanied by the sponsor or one of the first degree sponsor’s relatives. Their residence permit must be valid for at least 6
    months and their passport must be valid longer than their residence permit.

    2. Passengers entering or transiting through Qatar from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka or Viet Nam must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most
    48 hours before departure of the first embarkation point. The test result must be issued by a testing center approved by the local government.

    3. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be issued by a testing center approved by the local government. –
    This does not apply to: – Umrah passengers arriving from Saudi Arabia. – passengers arriving from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka or Viet Nam.

    4. Passengers arriving from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka or Viet Nam must have a quarantine hotel reservation for 10 days made at
    https://tinyurl.com/yrsr62um

    5. Passengers must have a quarantine hotel reservation for 7 days made at https://tinyurl.com/yrsr62um – This does not apply to: – passengers arriving from Australia, Bangladesh,
    Brunei Darussalam, China (People’s Rep.), Cuba, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, India, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar,
    Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand or Viet Nam; – nationals and residents of Qatar with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in
    Qatar showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival; – nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates and their accompanying
    family members and domestic workers. They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates showing that they were
    fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca, Covishield, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and Sinopharm. More details can be
    found at https://tinyurl.com/w52x7pvb; – passengers younger than 18 years residing in Qatar traveling alone or with family members. Family members must have a COVID-19 vaccination
    certificate and must have received the second vaccine dose at least 14 days before arrival; – passengers older than 75 years residing in Qatar and one escort. They must reside in
    the same place as the escort; – pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers with an infant younger than 2 years, residing in Qatar. They must be accompanied by their husband or a
    relative who must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate and must have received the second vaccine dose at least 14 days before arrival. They must reside in the same place as
    their husband or relative; – passengers with a Diplomatic ID or an Admin card issued by the MOFA of Qatar; – US or NATO military personnel with Military ID card; – nationals and
    residents of Qatar with a positive COVID-19 test result issued in Qatar at most 9 months before arrival.

    6. Passengers are subject to home quarantine or quarantine in a hotel for 7 days; details can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Pages/Qatar-Travel-Policyy.aspx This does
    not apply to: – nationals and residents of Qatar with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted
    are: AstraZeneca, Covishield, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and Sinopharm; – passengers with a visa obtained before departure and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate
    showing that they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before arrival. Vaccines accepted are: AstraZeneca, Covishield, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and Sinopharm.

    7. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.

    8. Nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are not allowed to enter with a national ID card.

    9. Passengers must install the Ehteraz app.

    10. Suspension of visa on arrival facilities.

    Read more
    30.06.2021
  • Qatar Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Qatar: From 1 August 2020, British nationals currently outside of Qatar and holding a Qatar residence permit are allowed to enter the country, subject to receiving prior approval. From 29 November 2020, any resident leaving Qatar will automatically receive their Exceptional Entry Permit, and there will no longer be a need to apply through the Qatar Portal website. This permit will be available to print from the Ministry of Interior website once the resident’s departure has been registered. Please ensure you have a printed copy with you when you travel.
    For residents returning to Qatar after 29 November 2020, the quarantine period will be for 7 days. For those returning from a country not included on the Qatar Ministry of Public Health’s ‘Green List’, a mandatory 7 day hotel quarantine will apply. This will be at a government-approved hotel and must be booked through the Discover Qatar website.
    From 22 December 2020, all residents arriving on flights originating in the UK will be required to stay at a designated hotel for their quarantine period. These must be booked through the Discover Qatar website.
    From 25 April 2021, all residents returning to Qatar will need to provide a negative PCR test certificate, recognised by the Health Department in the departing country. This test having been taken no more than 72 hours before arrival into Qatar.
    From 25 April 2021, all residents returning to Qatar will be exempt from quarantine provided they have completed a vaccination course as recognised by MoPH Qatar (namely Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson), their last vaccination dose having been administered 14 days prior to entry to Qatar and are able to provide a negative PCR test certificate recognised by the Health Department in the departing country.
    From 29 April 2021, all residents returning to Qatar with previously booked hotel quarantine should be aware that all existing packages have been cancelled by Discover Qatar / Qatar Airways following amendments to mandatory hotel quarantine for those travelling from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka. To rebook your quarantine package, where appropriate, visit Qatar Airways Quarantine Booking travelling from UK. Information about the refund of your original booking can be found on the same page.
    Further information on Qatar’s entry and arrival requirements can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website. Following the opening of the air, land and sea borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, all arrivals to Qatar from the Abu Samra border crossing are required to undergo a COVID-19 test and obtain a virus-free certificate no more than 72 hours before travel. Further information can be found from the Government Communications Office statement here.
    *Transiting Qatar: Transit passengers travelling on to another destination can still transfer through Qatar, and many flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave or transit through Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice. Whilst in transit at Hamad International Airport, you will receive regular thermal screening and temperature checks. You should contact your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider for information on the impact on any existing travel plans.
    *Testing on arrival: Thermal screening and temperature checks will take place on arrival, as will a swab test for coronavirus.
    *Quarantine requirements: With effect from 29 November 2020, all residents returning from the UK will need to quarantine for 7 days in a government-approved hotel, at their own expense. This must be booked through the Discover Qatar website. From 22 December 2020, all residents arriving on flights originating in the UK will be required to stay at a designated hotel for their quarantine period. These must be booked through the Discover Qatar webiste.
    *Data collection: Downloading Qatar’s track and trace app, Ehteraz, is mandatory for everyone in Qatar. You will be asked to show the app upon arrival.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Qatar: Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has published advice on how to limit the spread of coronavirus, and has introduced a number of precautionary restrictions on travel and events in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Public transport, including the metro and bus services, began running a limited service on 1 September 2020. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising. From 22 May 2020, it is also compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures.
    Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QR200,000 and a prison sentence not exceeding three years, or one of those two penalties.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open, and facilities (ie gyms, pool) have reopened subject to restrictions on capacity. Some hotels are being used as quarantine locations.
    *Public places and services: With effect from 4 February 2021 a number of restrictions have been implemented. These have included the reduction in numbers at gathering – 5 indoors and 15 outdoors, capacity restrictions in restaurants, malls and outdoor swimming pools. Capacity has also been restricted on the metro and buses. Playgrounds and exercise equipment in public space have also been closed. Mosques and hairdressers also have restrictions on capacity.
    Schools continue to operate a blended approach to education – a mix of in person lessons and on line learning. For further details you should contact the school direct.

    Read more
    29.04.2021
  • Qatar Effective 25 April 2021, all passengers travelling to Qatar as their final destination need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR taken within 72 hours prior to their scheduled arrival time in Doha.

    Effective 29 April 2021, passengers arriving or transiting in Qatar who have been in or transited through India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to their scheduled departure time from these countries.

    Passengers travelling to Qatar from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines must undergo 10 days quarantine in a dedicated quarantine facility, or 14 days if quarantine is at Mekhaines facility regardless of previous vaccination or immunity against COVID-19.

    Read more
    27.04.2021
  • Qatar Latest News: From 4am on 19th March, direct flights from Qatar to England are prohibited, different rules apply for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (GOV.UK, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Qatar: From 29 November 2020, any resident leaving Qatar will automatically receive their Exceptional Entry Permit, and there will no longer be a need to apply through the Qatar Portal website. This permit will be available to print from the Ministry of Interior website once the resident’s departure has been registered. Please ensure you have a printed copy with you when you travel. For residents returning to Qatar after 29 November 2020, the quarantine period will be for 7 days. For those returning from a country not included on the Qatar Ministry of Public Health’s ‘Green List’, a mandatory 7 day hotel quarantine will apply. This will be at a government-approved hotel and must be booked through the Discover Qatar website. From 22 December 2020, all residents arriving on flights originating in the UK will be required to stay at a designated hotel for their quarantine period. These must be booked through theDiscover Qatar website. Further information on Qatar’s entry and arrival requirements can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website. Following the opening of the air, land and sea borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, all arrivals to Qatar from the Abu Samra border crossing are required to undergo a COVID-19 test and obtain a virus-free certificate no more than 72 hours before travel. Further information can be found from the Government Communications Office statement here.
    *Transiting Qatar: Transit passengers travelling on to another destination can still transfer through Qatar, and many flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave or transit through Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice. Whilst in transit at Hamad International Airport, you will receive regular thermal screening and temperature checks. You should contact your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider for information on the impact on any existing travel plans.
    *Testing on arrival: Thermal screening and temperature checks will take place on arrival, as will a swab test for coronavirus.
    *Quarantine requirements: With effect from 29 November 2020, all residents returning from the UK will need to quarantine for 7 days in a government-approved hotel, at their own expense. This must be booked through the Discover Qatar website. From 22 December 2020, all residents arriving on flights originating in the UK will be required to stay at a designated hotel for their quarantine period. These must be booked through the hereDiscover Qatar webiste.
    *Data collection: Downloading Qatar’s track and trace app, Ehteraz, is mandatory for everyone in Qatar. You will be asked to show the app upon arrival.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Qatar: Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has published advice on how to limit the spread of coronavirus, and has introduced a number of precautionary restrictions on travel and events in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Public transport, including the metro and bus services, began running a limited service on 1 September 2020. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising. From 22 May 2020, it is also compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures.
    Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QR200,000 and a prison sentence not exceeding three years, or one of those two penalties.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open, and facilities (ie gyms, pool) have reopened subject to restrictions on capacity. Some hotels are being used as quarantine locations.
    *Public places and services: With effect from 4 February 2021 a number of restrictions have been implemented. These have included the reduction in numbers at gathering – 5 indoors and 15 outdoors, capacity restrictions in restaurants, malls and outdoor swimming pools. Capacity has also been restricted on the metro and buses. Playgrounds and exercise equipment in public space have also been closed. Mosques and hairdressers also have restrictions on capacity.
    Schools continue to operate a blended approach to education – a mix of in person lessons and on line learning. For further details you should contact the school direct.

    Read more
    12.04.2021
  • Qatar Latest News: Quarantine rules extended for travelers to 31 December (AlJazeera,13.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Entry rules in response to coronavirus. *Entry to Qatar: From 1 August 2020, British nationals currently outside of Qatar and holding a Qatar residence permit are allowed to enter the country, subject to receiving prior approval.
    From 29 November 2020, any resident leaving Qatar will automatically receive their Exceptional Entry Permit, and there will no longer be a need to apply through the Qatar Portal website. This permit will be available to print from the Ministry of Interior website once the resident’s departure has been registered. Please ensure you have a printed copy with you when you travel.
    For residents returning to Qatar after 29 November 2020, the quarantine period will be for 7 days. For those returning from a country not included on the Qatar Ministry of Public Health’s ‘Green List’
    , a mandatory 7 day hotel quarantine will apply. This will be at a government-approved hotel and must be booked through the Discover Qatar website
    .
    From 22 December 2020, all residents arriving on flights originating in the UK will be required to stay at a designated hotel for their quarantine period. These must be booked through the Discover Qatar website
    .
    Further information on Qatar’s entry and arrival requirements can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website
    .
    Following the opening of the air, land and sea borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, all arrivals to Qatar from the Abu Samra border crossing are required to undergo a COVID-19 test and obtain a virus-free certificate no more than 72 hours before travel. Further information can be found from the Government Communications Office statement here
    .
    *Transiting Qatar: Transit passengers travelling on to another destination can still transfer through Qatar, and many flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave or transit through Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice.
    Whilst in transit at Hamad International Airport, you will receive regular thermal screening and temperature checks. You should contact your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider for information on the impact on any existing travel plans.
    *Testing on arrival: Thermal screening and temperature checks will take place on arrival, as will a swab test for coronavirus.
    *Quarantine requirements: With effect from 29 November 2020, all residents returning from the UK will need to quarantine for 7 days in a government-approved hotel, at their own expense. This must be booked through the Discover Qatar website.
    From 22 December 2020, all residents arriving on flights originating in the UK will be required to stay at a designated hotel for their quarantine period. These must be booked through the Discover Qatar webiste.
    *Data collection: Downloading Qatar’s track and trace app, Ehteraz, is mandatory for everyone in Qatar. You will be asked to show the app upon arrival.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Qatar: Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has published advice on how to limit the spread of coronavirus, and has introduced a number of precautionary restrictions on travel and events in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Public transport, including the metro and bus services, began running a limited service on 1 September 2020. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey.
    It is mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising. From 22 May 2020, it is also compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures.
    Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QR200,000 and a prison sentence not exceeding three years, or one of those two penalties.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open, and facilities (ie gyms, pool) have reopened subject to restrictions on capacity. Some hotels are being used as quarantine locations.
    *Public places and services: With effect from 4 February 2021 a number of restrictions have been implemented. These have included the reduction in numbers at gathering – 5 indoors and 15 outdoors, capacity restrictions in restaurants, malls and outdoor swimming pools. Capacity has also been restricted on the metro and buses. Playgrounds and exercise equipment in public space have also been closed. Mosques and hairdressers also have restrictions on capacity.
    Schools continue to operate a blended approach to education – a mix of in person lessons and on line learning. For further details you should contact the school direct.

    Read more
    22.02.2021
  • Qatar Latest News: Quarantine rules extended for travelers to 31 December (AlJazeera,13.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Qatar: From 1 August, British nationals currently outside of Qatar and holding a Qatar residence permit are allowed to enter the country, subject to receiving prior approval. Residents’ entry will be organised based on a series of priorities, and a request to return permit must be received through theQatar Portal‘Green List , a mandatory 7 day hotel quarantine will apply. This will be at a government-approved hotel and must be booked throughDiscover Qatar .
    From 22 December, all residents arriving on flights originating in the UK will be required to stay at a designated hotel for their quarantine period. These must be booked throughDiscover Qatar , where information is also available on moving any reservation already made for another hotel. Further information on Qatar’s entry and arrival requirements can be found on theMinistry of Public Health website . Following the opening of the air, land and sea borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, all arrivals to Qatar from the Abu Samra border crossing are required to undergo a COVID-19 test and obtain a virus-free certificate no more than 72 hours before travel. Further information can be found from the Government Communications Office statementhere.
    *Transiting Qatar: Transit passengers travelling on to another destination can still transfer through Qatar, and many flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave or transit through Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice. Whilst in transit at Hamad International Airport, you will receive regular thermal screening and temperature checks. You should contact your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider for information on the impact on any existing travel plans.
    *Testing on arrival: Thermal screening and temperature checks will take place on arrival, as will a swab test for coronavirus.
    *Quarantine requirements: With effect from 29 November, all residents returning from the UK will need to quarantine for 7 days in a government-approved hotel, at their own expense. This must be booked throughDiscover Qatar .
    From 22 December, all residents arriving on flights originating in the UK will be required to stay at a designated hotel for their quarantine period. These must be booked throughDiscover Qatar , where information is also available on moving any reservation already made for another hotel.
    *Data collection: Downloading Qatar’s track and trace app, Ehteraz, is mandatory for everyone in Qatar. You will be asked to show the app upon arrival.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Qatar: Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has published advice on how to limit the spread of coronavirus, and has introduced a number of precautionary restrictions on travel and events in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Public transport, including the metro and bus services, began running a limited service on 1 September. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey. It is mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising. From 22 May, it is also compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures. Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QR200,000 and a prison sentence not exceeding three years, or one of those two penalties.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open, and facilities (ie gyms, pool) have reopened subject to restrictions on capacity. Some hotels are being used as quarantine locations.
    *Public places and services: Qatar moved to phase 4 of its roadmap for re-opening on 1 September. Parks, beaches, gyms and outdoor swimming pools have reopened, as have malls, some restaurants, museums and libraries, though with varying restrictions on entry, hours and capacity. Gatherings of up to 15 people inside and up to 30 outside can now take place as long as precautionary measures are taken. Mosques and most hairdressers have also reopened, with restrictions, and restaurants have a maximum of four people per table, or up to six from the same household.

    Read more
    14.01.2021
  • Qatar Latest News: Quarantine rules extended for travelers to 31 December (AlJazeera,13.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Qatar: From 1 August, British nationals currently outside of Qatar and holding a Qatar residence permit are allowed to enter the country, subject to receiving prior approval. Residents’ entry will be organised based on a series of priorities, and a request to return permit must be received through theQatar Portal‘Green List , a mandatory 7 day hotel quarantine will apply. This will be at a government-approved hotel and must be booked throughDiscover Qatar .
    From 22 December, all residents arriving on flights originating in the UK will be required to stay at a designated hotel for their quarantine period. These must be booked throughDiscover Qatar , where information is also available on moving any reservation already made for another hotel. Further information on Qatar’s entry and arrival requirements can be found on theMinistry of Public Health website . Following the opening of the air, land and sea borders between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, all arrivals to Qatar from the Abu Samra border crossing are required to undergo a COVID-19 test and obtain a virus-free certificate no more than 72 hours before travel. Further information can be found from the Government Communications Office statementhere.
    *Transiting Qatar: Transit passengers travelling on to another destination can still transfer through Qatar, and many flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave or transit through Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice. Whilst in transit at Hamad International Airport, you will receive regular thermal screening and temperature checks. You should contact your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider for information on the impact on any existing travel plans.
    *Testing on arrival: Thermal screening and temperature checks will take place on arrival, as will a swab test for coronavirus.
    *Quarantine requirements: With effect from 29 November, all residents returning from the UK will need to quarantine for 7 days in a government-approved hotel, at their own expense. This must be booked throughDiscover Qatar .
    From 22 December, all residents arriving on flights originating in the UK will be required to stay at a designated hotel for their quarantine period. These must be booked throughDiscover Qatar , where information is also available on moving any reservation already made for another hotel.
    *Data collection: Downloading Qatar’s track and trace app, Ehteraz, is mandatory for everyone in Qatar. You will be asked to show the app upon arrival.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Qatar: Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has published advice on how to limit the spread of coronavirus, and has introduced a number of precautionary restrictions on travel and events in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Public transport, including the metro and bus services, began running a limited service on 1 September. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey. It is mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising. From 22 May, it is also compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures. Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QR200,000 and a prison sentence not exceeding three years, or one of those two penalties.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open, and facilities (ie gyms, pool) have reopened subject to restrictions on capacity. Some hotels are being used as quarantine locations.
    *Public places and services: Qatar moved to phase 4 of its roadmap for re-opening on 1 September. Parks, beaches, gyms and outdoor swimming pools have reopened, as have malls, some restaurants, museums and libraries, though with varying restrictions on entry, hours and capacity. Gatherings of up to 15 people inside and up to 30 outside can now take place as long as precautionary measures are taken. Mosques and most hairdressers have also reopened, with restrictions, and restaurants have a maximum of four people per table, or up to six from the same household.

    Read more
    13.01.2021
  • Qatar Latest News: Quarantine rules extended for travelers to 31 December (AlJazeera,13.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Qatar: From 1 August, British nationals currently outside of Qatar and holding a Qatar residence permit are allowed to enter the country, subject to receiving prior approval. Residents’ entry will be organised based on a series of priorities, and a request to return permit must be received through the Qatar Portal website. From 29 November, any resident leaving Qatar will automatically receive their Exceptional Entry Permit, and there will no longer be a need to apply through the Qatar Portal website. This permit will be available to print from the Ministry of Interior website once the resident’s departure has been registered. For residents returning to Qatar after 29 November, the quarantine period will be for 7 days. For those returning from a country not included on the Qatar Ministry of Public Health’s‘Green List’ , a mandatory 7 day hotel quarantine will apply. This will be at a government-approved hotel and must be booked throughDiscover Qatar .From 22 December, all residents arriving on flights originating in the UK will be required to stay at a designated hotel for their quarantine period. These must be booked through Discover Qatar , where information is also available on moving any reservation already made for another hotel. Further information on Qatar’s entry and arrival requirements can be found on theMinistry of Public Health website .
    *Transiting Qatar: Transit passengers travelling on to another destination can still transfer through Qatar, and many flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave or transit through Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice. Whilst in transit at Hamad International Airport, you will receive regular thermal screening and temperature checks. You should contact your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider for information on the impact on any existing travel plans.
    *Testing on arrival: Thermal screening and temperature checks will take place on arrival, as will a swab test for coronavirus.
    *Quarantine requirements: With effect from 29 November, all residents will need to quarantine for 7 days in a government-approved hotel, at their own expense. This must be booked throughDiscover Qatar .
    From 22 December, all residents arriving on flights originating in the UK will be required to stay at a designated hotel for their quarantine period. These must be booked through Discover Qatar , where information is also available on moving any reservation already made for another hotel.
    *Data collection: Downloading Qatar’s track and trace app, Ehteraz, is mandatory for everyone in Qatar. You will be asked to show the app upon arrival.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Qatar: Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has published advice on how to limit the spread of coronavirus, and has introduced a number of precautionary restrictions on travel and events in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Public transport, including the metro and bus services, began running a limited service on 1 September. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey. It is mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising. From 22 May, it is also compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures. Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QR200,000 and a prison sentence not exceeding three years, or one of those two penalties.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open, and facilities (ie gyms, pool) have reopened subject to restrictions on capacity. Some hotels are being used as quarantine locations.
    *Public places and services: Qatar moved to phase 4 of its roadmap for re-opening on 1 September. Parks, beaches, gyms and outdoor swimming pools have reopened, as have malls, some restaurants, museums and libraries, though with varying restrictions on entry, hours and capacity. Gatherings of up to 15 people inside and up to 30 outside can now take place as long as precautionary measures are taken. Mosques and most hairdressers have also reopened, with restrictions, and restaurants have a maximum of four people per table, or up to six from the same household.

    Read more
    29.12.2020
  • Qatar Latest News: Quarantine rules extended for travelers to 31 December (AlJazeera,13.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Qatar: From 1 August, British nationals currently outside of Qatar and holding a Qatar residence permit are allowed to enter the country, subject to receiving prior approval. Residents’ entry will be organised based on a series of priorities, and a request to return permit must be received through the Qatar Portal website. From 29 November, any resident leaving Qatar will automatically receive their Exceptional Entry Permit, and there will no longer be a need to apply through the Qatar Portal website. This permit will be available to print from the Ministry of Interior website once the resident’s departure has been registered. For residents returning to Qatar after 29 November, the quarantine period will be for 7 days. For those returning from a country not included on the Qatar Ministry of Public Health’s ‘Green List’, a mandatory 7 day hotel quarantine will apply. This will be at a government-approved hotel and must be booked throughDiscover Qatar .All residents arriving after 22 December on flights originating in the UK will be required to stay at one of two dedicated hotels for their quarantine period: Intercontinental Doha Hotel or Mercure Grand Doha. These must be booked through Discover Qatar, where information is also available on moving any reservation already made for another hotel. Further information on Qatar’s entry and arrival requirements can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website.
    *Transiting Qatar: Transit passengers travelling on to another destination can still transfer through Qatar, and many flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave or transit through Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice. Whilst in transit at Hamad International Airport, you will receive regular thermal screening and temperature checks. You should contact your tour operator, transport or accommodation provider for information on the impact on any existing travel plans.
    *Testing on arrival: Thermal screening and temperature checks will take place on arrival, as will a swab test for coronavirus.
    *Quarantine requirements: With effect from 29 November, all residents returning from the UK will need to quarantine for 7 days in a government-approved hotel, at their own expense. This must be booked through Discover Qatar.
    All residents arriving after 22 December on flights originating in the UK will be required to stay at one of two dedicated hotels for their quarantine period: Intercontinental Doha Hotel or Mercure Grand Doha. For those who choose to share quarantine facilities, the period of quarantine will be 14 days.
    *Data collection: Downloading Qatar’s track and trace app, Ehteraz, is mandatory for everyone in Qatar. You will be asked to show the app upon arrival.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Qatar: Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has published advice on how to limit the spread of coronavirus, and has introduced a number of precautionary restrictions on travel and events in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Public transport, including the metro and bus services, began running a limited service on 1 September. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey. It is mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising. From 22 May, it is also compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures. Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QR200,000 and a prison sentence not exceeding three years, or one of those two penalties.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open, and facilities (ie gyms, pool) have reopened subject to restrictions on capacity. Some hotels are being used as quarantine locations.
    *Public places and services: Qatar moved to phase 4 of its roadmap for re-opening on 1 September. Parks, beaches, gyms and outdoor swimming pools have reopened, as have malls, some restaurants, museums and libraries, though with varying restrictions on entry, hours and capacity. Gatherings of up to 15 people inside and up to 30 outside can now take place as long as precautionary measures are taken. Mosques and most hairdressers have also reopened, with restrictions, and restaurants have a maximum of four people per table, or up to six from the same household.

    Read more
    22.12.2020
  • Qatar Latest News: Quarantine rules extended for travelers to 31 December (AlJazeera,13.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    From 16 March until further notice, no international passengers, including those with a residence permit, will be allowed to enter Qatar. Transit passengers travelling on to another destination will still be able to transfer through Qatar, and some flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice.Under the instructions of the Qatar Government, entry into Qatar is currently only allowed for Qatari nationals, the children and spouses of Qatari citizens, and holders of a permanent residence permit in the State of Qatar, can return anytime.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Qatar: Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has published advice on how to limit the spread of coronavirus, and has introduced a number of precautionary restrictions on travel and events in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Public transport, including the metro and bus services, began running a limited service on 1 September. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey. It is mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising. From 22 May, it is also compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures. Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QR200,000 and a prison sentence not exceeding three years, or one of those two penalties.
    *Accommodation: Hotels are open, and facilities (ie gyms, pool) have reopened subject to restrictions on capacity. Some hotels are being used as quarantine locations.
    *Public places and services: Qatar moved to phase 4 of its roadmap for re-opening on 1 September. Parks, beaches, gyms and outdoor swimming pools have reopened, as have malls, some restaurants, museums and libraries, though with varying restrictions on entry, hours and capacity. Gatherings of up to 15 people inside and up to 30 outside can now take place as long as precautionary measures are taken. Mosques and most hairdressers have also reopened, with restrictions, and restaurants have a maximum of four people per table, or up to six from the same household.

    Read more
    03.12.2020
  • Qatar Latest News: Quarantine rules extended for travelers to 31 December (AlJazeera,13.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    From 16 March until further notice, no international passengers, including those with a residence permit, will be allowed to enter Qatar. Transit passengers travelling on to another destination will still be able to transfer through Qatar, and some flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice.Under the instructions of the Qatar Government, entry into Qatar is currently only allowed for Qatari nationals, the children and spouses of Qatari citizens, and holders of a permanent residence permit in the State of Qatar, can return anytime.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has published advice on how to limit the spread of coronavirus, and has introduced a number of precautionary restrictions on travel and events in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Public transport, including the metro and bus services, began running a limited service on 1 September. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey. It is mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising. From 22 May, it is also compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures.
    Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QR200,000 and a prison sentence not exceeding three years, or one of those two penalties. Hotels are open, and facilities (ie gyms, pool) have reopened subject to restrictions on capacity. Some hotels are being used as quarantine locations.
    Qatar moved to phase 4 of its roadmap for re-opening on 1 September. Parks, beaches, gyms and outdoor swimming pools have reopened, as have malls, some restaurants, museums and libraries, though with varying restrictions on entry, hours and capacity. Gatherings of up to 15 people inside and up to 30 outside can now take place as long as precautionary measures are taken. Mosques and most hairdressers have also reopened, with restrictions, and restaurants have a maximum of four people per table, or up to six from the same household.

    Read more
    30.11.2020
  • Qatar Latest News: Quarantine rules extended for travelers to 31 December (AlJazeera,13.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    From 16 March until further notice, no international passengers, including those with a residence permit, will be allowed to enter Qatar. Transit passengers travelling on to another destination will still be able to transfer through Qatar, and some flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice.Under the instructions of the Qatar Government, entry into Qatar is currently only allowed for Qatari nationals, the children and spouses of Qatari citizens, and holders of a permanent residence permit in the State of Qatar, can return anytime.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has published advice on how to limit the spread of coronavirus, and has introduced a number of precautionary restrictions on travel and events in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Public transport, including the metro and bus services, began running a limited service on 1 September. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey.
    It is now mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising. From 22 May, it is also compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures.
    Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QR200,000 and a prison sentence not exceeding three years, or one of those two penalties.
    Hotels are open, and facilities (ie gyms, pool) have reopened subject to restrictions on capacity. Some hotels are being used as quarantine locations.
    Qatar moved to phase 4 of its roadmap for re-opening on 1 September. Parks, beaches, gyms and outdoor swimming pools have reopened, as have malls, some restaurants, museums and libraries, though with varying restrictions on entry, hours and capacity. Gatherings of up to 15 people inside and up to 30 outside can now take place as long as precautionary measures are taken. Mosques and most hairdressers have also reopened, with restrictions, and restaurants have a maximum of four people per table, or up to six from the same household.

    Read more
    13.10.2020
  • Qatar *****

    International restrictions:

    From 16 March until further notice, no international passengers, including those with a residence permit, will be allowed to enter Qatar. Transit passengers travelling on to another destination will still be able to transfer through Qatar, and some flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice.Under the instructions of the Qatar Government, entry into Qatar is currently only allowed for Qatari nationals, the children and spouses of Qatari citizens, and holders of a permanent residence permit in the State of Qatar, can return anytime.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has published advice on how to limit the spread of coronavirus, and has introduced a number of precautionary restrictions on travel and events in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Public transport, including the metro and bus services, began running a limited service on 1 September. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey.
    It is now mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising. From 22 May, it is also compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures.
    Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QR200,000 and a prison sentence not exceeding three years, or one of those two penalties.
    Hotels are open, and facilities (ie gyms, pool) have reopened subject to restrictions on capacity. Some hotels are being used as quarantine locations.
    Qatar moved to phase 4 of its roadmap for re-opening on 1 September. Parks, beaches, gyms and outdoor swimming pools have reopened, as have malls, some restaurants, museums and libraries, though with varying restrictions on entry, hours and capacity. Gatherings of up to 15 people inside and up to 30 outside can now take place as long as precautionary measures are taken. Mosques and most hairdressers have also reopened, with restrictions, and restaurants have a maximum of four people per table, or up to six from the same household.

    Read more
    02.09.2020
  • Qatar Government to begin gradually lifting lockdown from 15 June (Reuters, 08.06.2020). Greece suspends flights to, from Qatar until 15 June (Reuters, 02.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    From 16 March until further notice, no international passengers, including those with a residence permit, will be allowed to enter Qatar. Transit passengers travelling on to another destination will still be able to transfer through Qatar, and some flights continue to operate. You should check with your airline or travel company for the latest information if you are planning to leave Qatar. Flights are subject to change or cancellation at short notice.Under the instructions of the Qatar Government, entry into Qatar is currently only allowed for Qatari nationals, the children and spouses of Qatari citizens, and holders of a permanent residence permit in the State of Qatar, can return anytime.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Qatar has prohibited all social gatherings, postponed sporting and public events, and closed all public venues and shops, apart from supermarkets, garages and pharmacies. Restaurants and cafes are either closed or are only allowed to make deliveries. The re-opening of some additional shops and public spaces began on 15 June and will continue in line with Qatar’s 4-phase roadmap to ease lockdown. Public transport, including the metro and bus services, has been suspended around the country until at least 1 September. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey. It is now mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising. From 22 May, it is also compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures. Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QR200,000 and a prison sentence not exceeding three years, or one of those two penalties.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Qatar moved to phase 2 of its road-map for re-opening on 1 July. All parks, beaches and the walkway along the Corniche are now open, as are malls, some restaurants, museums and libraries, though all with restricted hours and capacity. Gatherings of up to five people can now take place as long as precautionary measures are taken.

    Read more
    17.07.2020
  • Qatar Government to begin gradually lifting lockdown from 15 June (Reuters, 08.06.2020). Greece suspends flights to, from Qatar until 15 June (Reuters, 02.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Qatar.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Qatar.
    – This does not apply to residents of Qatar with a Permanent Residence card.
    2. Nationals and residents of Qatar with a Permanent Residence card of Qatar are subject to quarantine for 14 days. They must have a hotel reservation for this period.

    International restrictions:

    All inbound flights to Qatar remain suspended until further notice with the exception of transit and cargo flights. Travellers with all visas (residency, business, tourist) are not allowed to enter the country. National carrier Qatar Airways is still operating but only transit passengers with connecting flights can board. The ban does not apply to Qatari citizens and holders of permanent residency permits, though they may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Internal restrictions:

    Qatar has prohibited all social gatherings, postponed sporting and public events, and closed all public venues and shops, apart from supermarkets, garages and pharmacies. Restaurants and cafes are either closed or are only allowed to make deliveries. Public transport, including the metro and bus services, has been suspended around the country. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey. It is now mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising. From 22 May, it is also compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures. Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QR200,000 and a prison sentence not exceeding three years, or one of those two penalties.

    Relaxation to restrictions:
    Doha Industrial Area reopened on 6 May, visitors will require a permit obtained through the local authorities.

    Read more
    15.06.2020
  • Qatar Greece suspends flights to, from Qatar until 15 June (Reuters, 02.06.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All inbound flights to Qatar remain suspended until further notice with the exception of transit and cargo flights. Travellers with all visas (residency, business, tourist) are not allowed to enter the country. National carrier Qatar Airways is still operating but only transit passengers with connecting flights can board. The ban does not apply to Qatari citizens and holders of permanent residency permits, though they may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Internal restrictions:

    Qatar has prohibited all social gatherings, postponed sporting and public events, and closed all public venues and shops, apart from supermarkets, garages and pharmacies. Restaurants and cafes are either closed or are only allowed to make deliveries. Public transport, including the metro and bus services, has been suspended around the country. No more than four people are allowed in a vehicle, if they are not part of the same family. The authorities may also stop vehicles to enquire about the reason for the journey. It is now mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are outside your home, unless you are alone whilst driving a vehicle or exercising. From 22 May, it is also compulsory to have Qatar’s contact tracing app, Ehteraz, downloaded and working on your smartphone whenever you leave the house. The authorities are deploying mobile patrols and setting up checkpoints to prevent social gatherings and check compliance with other measures. Anyone violating these could incur a fine of up to QR200,000 and a prison sentence not exceeding three years, or one of those two penalties.

    Relaxation to restrictions:
    Doha Industrial Area reopened on 6 May, visitors will require a permit obtained through the local authorities.

    Read more
    05.06.2020
  • Qatar

    International restrictions:

    All inbound flights to Qatar remain suspended until further notice with the exception of transit and cargo flights. Travellers with all visas (residency, business, tourist) are not allowed to enter the country. National carrier Qatar Airways is still operating but only transit passengers with connecting flights can board. The ban does not apply to Qatari citizens and holders of permanent residency permits, though they may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.

    Internal restrictions:

    From 17 May, all individuals are required to wear face masks when leaving their homes, except for when driving alone in their cars. From 19 May, the number of people allowed in a private vehicle at a time is limited to two; exceptions are given to taxis and limousines and those driving with a private family driver, which are allowed up to three passengers. Public buses are only allowed to operate at 50% capacity. All forms of public gatherings – including religious events – are banned until further notice, and sporting activities are limited to areas close to one’s residence. Failure to abide by these measures may result in legal repercussions. The security forces are conducting mobile patrols and have established checkpoints to ensure compliance. In addition, effective 22 May until further notice, all citizens and residents are required to download the ‘Exteraz’ mobile application, which has been introduced by the government for COVID-19 tracking purposes. All shops and commercial activities are closed until 30 May, with the exception of supermarkets, pharmacies and restaurants providing delivery services. Relaxation to restrictions: Doha Industrial Area reopened on 6 May, visitors will require a permit obtained through the local authorities.

    Read more
    27.05.2020
  • Qatar

    International restrictions:

    All inbound flights to Qatar remain suspended until further notice with the exception of transit and cargo flights. Travellers with all visas (residency, business, tourist) are not allowed to enter the country. National carrier Qatar Airways is still operating but only transit passengers with connecting flights can board. The ban does not apply to Qatari citizens and holders of permanent residency permits, though they may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. From 17 May, all individuals are required to wear face masks when leaving their homes, except for when driving alone in their cars. From 19 May, the number of people allowed in a private vehicle at a time is limited to two; exceptions are given to taxis and limousines and those driving with a private family driver, which are allowed up to three passengers. Public buses are only allowed to operate at 50% capacity. All forms of public gatherings – including religious events – are banned until further notice, and sporting activities are limited to areas close to one’s residence. Failure to abide by these measures may result in legal repercussions. The security forces are conducting mobile patrols and have established checkpoints to ensure compliance. In addition, effective 22 May until further notice, all citizens and residents are required to download the ‘Exteraz’ mobile application, which has been introduced by the government for COVID-19 tracking purposes. All shops and commercial activities are closed from 19-30 May, with the exception of supermarkets, pharmacies and restaurants providing delivery services. Doha Industrial Area reopened on 6 May, visitors will require a permit obtained through the local authorities.

    Read more
    19.05.2020
  • Qatar All inbound flights to Qatar remain suspended until further notice with the exception of transit and cargo flights. Travellers with all visas (residency, business, tourist) are not allowed to enter the country. National carrier Qatar Airways is still operating but only transit passengers with connecting flights can board. The ban does not apply to Qatari citizens and holders of permanent residency permits, though they may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. From 17 May, all individuals are required to wear face masks when leaving their homes, except for when driving alone in their cars. All commercial businesses and non-essential shops remain closed. Public transportation has been suspended and all social gatherings banned. Doha Industrial Area reopened on 6 May, visitors will require a permit obtained through the local authorities.

    Read more
    15.05.2020
  • Qatar All inbound flights to Qatar remain suspended until further notice with the exception of transit and cargo flights. National carrier Qatar Airways is still operating but only transit passengers with connecting flights can board.
    Passengers are not allowed to enter Qatar.
    This does not apply to nationals of Qatar, though they may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days.
    Travellers with all visas (residency, business, tourist) are not allowed to enter the country.
    All commercial businesses and non-essential shops remain closed. Public transportation has been suspended and all social gatherings banned.
    An area of 32.1 sq.km in the Industrial Area of Doha has been put in full lockdown.

    Read more
    10.05.2020
  • #Asia, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #