En De
Total doses
given
7.3M
People fully
vaccinated
2.8M
% Fully
vaccinated
102.35%
Masks
Mask is required in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas
COVID-19 test
Negative PCR test within 48 hours prior to departure is required
Quarantine
7 days required
Passenger Locator Form
Passengers must download the 'Ehteraz' tracking app onto their phone prior to arrival
Health form
Passengers may be required to hold proof of hotel quarantine accommodation
Vaccination
Passengers must hold an original Covid-19 vaccination certificate, exemptions apply
Insurance
Not required
Insurance
Passengers may need to obtain authorization to travel issued by local government
Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): PCR
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR
Test on arrival (vaccinated): LFT
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): PCR / LFT / ISO

Crossing Rules:

30.05.2022

For Red List countries please see the end of the page.

Entry restrictions

  • Passengers travelling from a Red List Country who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 are not permitted to travel to Qatar.
    • This does not apply to nationals and residents of Qatar and nationals of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Vaccination requirements

  • Definition of Fully Vaccinated: Vaccination may not be required for travel but if you are fully vaccinated you may face less travel restrictions.
  • Passengers are considered fully vaccinated if they meet one of the following conditions:
    • The passenger has received the second dose of the AstraZeneca, Moderna, or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine between 14 days and 9 months prior to travel;
    • The passenger has received a booster dose of the AstraZeneca, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine within 12 months prior to travel;
    • The passenger has received a booster dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine between 7 days 12 months prior to travel; or
    • The passenger has receive the second dose or booster dose of a conditionally approved Covid-19 vaccine (Covaxin, Sinopharm, Sinovac, or Sputnik V) between 14 days and 6 months prior to travel, provided they hold a positive Serology on Antibody Test result obtained within 30 days prior to travel. If the passenger does not hold a positive serology antibody test or the test is negative, they must quarantine for 5 days. If they have received a booster dose with one of the vaccines approved by the Qatari Ministry of Public Health the serology antibody test is not required, provided they have received this dose at least 14 days, but not more than 12 months prior to travel.
  • Passengers who have recovered from Covid-19 are considered fully vaccinated if they hold an official and verifiable laboratory test result obtained within 12 months prior to travel.
  • The certificate must include the name of the passenger and it must match the passport, dose dates according to type of the vaccine, 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.

Form requirements

  • Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers must register on the Ehteraz Qatar Portal in order to obtain a travel permit at least 3 days prior to travel. Passengers must download all documents and present the travel permit prior to departure.
  • Vaccinated passengers: Registration is not required for passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. They must prove their fully-vaccinated status using one of the recognised mobile applications: BeAware, ​Tawakkalna, ​Shlonik, ​Tarassud, ​​Al Hosn, ​European pass app or ​NHS COVID Pass.
  • Other exempt passengers: Registration is optional for nationals and residents of Qatar.

  • Passengers must download and activate the Ehteraz App on their mobile phones.
  • Passengers must complete an Undertaking and Acknowledgment Form prior to arrival. The form is available on the Ministry of Public Health website, pre-registration platform, or the airline online booking form.
    • This does not apply to Qatari nationals and residents, provided they are fully vaccinated in Qatar and provided they are not travelling from a Red List Country.

  • 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.

Masks requirements

  • Passengers aged 6 and older must wear a face mask during their flight and at the airport.

Test requirements

  • Passengers must hold a negative PCR test result obtained within 48 hours prior to arrival.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals and residents of Qatar; or
    • Nationals of a Gulf Cooperation Council member state, provided they are fully vaccinated and they are not travelling from a red list country. They must take a rapid antigen test in a private clinic within 24 hours after arrival.

Nationals and Residents of Qatar travelling from a Red List Country:

  • Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers must hold a negative PCR test result obtained within 48 hours prior to departure.
  • Vaccinated passengers: Test is not required for passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • Other exempt passengers: Passengers who have recovered from Covid-19.

Quarantine and testing on arrival

  • Passengers may be subject to a random PCR or rapid antigen test on arrival.

Nationals and Residents of Qatar:

  • Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers must take a PCR test within 24 hours after arrival and must quarantine at home for 5 days. They must take a rapid antigen test on day 5.
  • Vaccinated passengers: Quarantine is not required for passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. All passengers must take a rapid antigen test within 24 hours after arrival.
  • Other exempt passengers:
    • Passengers who have recovered from Covid-19;
    • Passengers aged younger than 12 years, provided they are accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.

Residents of Qatar travelling from a Red List Country:

  • Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers must quarantine at a hotel for 5 days. They must take a rapid antigen test on day 5.
  • Vaccinated passengers: Quarantine is not required for passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • Other exempt passengers:
    • Passengers who have recovered from Covid-19 in Qatar;
    • Passengers aged younger than 12 years, provided they are accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.

Nationals of the GCC travelling from a Red List Country:

  • Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers must quarantine at a hotel for 5 days and must take a rapid antigen test on day 5.
  • Vaccinated passengers: Passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 must quarantine at a hotel for one day and must take a rapid antigen test on day 1.
  • Other exempt passengers:
    • Passengers who have recovered from Covid-19 in Qatar;
    • Passengers aged younger than 12 years, provided they are accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.

Passengers who are not nationals or residents of Qatar or nationals of the GCC travelling from a Red List Country:

  • Passengers must quarantine at a hotel for one day and must take a rapid antigen test on day 1.

Passengers who are not nationals or residents of Qatar travelling from outside a Red List Country:

  • Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers must quarantine at a hotel for 5 days and must take a rapid antigen test on day 5. Passengers may quarantine at home if they have first-degree relatives, provided they hold proof of relationship and residence.
  • Vaccinated passengers: Test and quarantine is not required for passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
  • Other exempt passengers:
    • Passengers who have recovered from Covid-19;
    • Passengers aged younger than 12 years, provided they are accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.

For further information on testing and quarantine on arrival, please see Qatar Travel and Return Policy.

Red List Countries

  • Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka.