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Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: partial
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Entry restrictions
Passengers are not allowed to enter Qatar.
– This does not apply to spouses and children of nationals of Qatar. They must present proof confirming their family relationship and have a residence permit issued by Qatar.
– This does not apply to spouses and children of nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. They must travel together.
– This does not apply to 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.

Passengers could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival.
– This does not apply to passengers with a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before departure. The certificate must be issued by an approved testing center listed on https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Pages/Countries-Classified-Low-Risk-of-COVID-19.aspx

Home/self isolation
Passengers are subject to quarantine in a hotel for 7 days; details can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Pages/Qatar-Travel-Policyy.aspx

Passengers must have a quarantine hotel reservation for 7 days. The booking can be made at https://www.qatarairwaysholidays.com/qa-en/welcome-home-7-night-booking/overview
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, China (People’s Rep.), Cuba, Hong Kong (SAR China), Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Korea (Rep.), Macao (SAR China), Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Oman, Singapore, Thailand or Viet Nam.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Maldives (Safe Travel Bubble package only).

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Flight Restrictions

published 27.11.2020

Total entry ban
Passengers are not allowed to enter Qatar.
– This does not apply to immediate family members of nationals of Qatar.
– This does not apply to domestic workers if accompanied by a national of Qatar or by an immediate family member of a national of Qatar.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.

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. 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.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

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.
Thermal screening and temperature checks will take place on arrival.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-09-26
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 4696753
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 5156
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 160.27
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 1759

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.

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Full Restrictions

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    10.05.2020
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