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Qatar coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Exercise a high degree of caution to Qatar. Qatar is Closed for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Qatar. Qatar is part of Asia with main city at Doha. Its Developing country with a population of 3M people. The main currency is Qatari Rial. The languages spoken are Arabic.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Qatar

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International travel to Qatar is permitted for vaccinated travelers. There are exemptions for non-vaccinated permanent residents of Qatar or nationals of Gulf Cooperation Council member countries.

Other restrictions

Travelers are required to download and activate the Ehteraz application on their mobile phones on arrival. This requires the use of Qatari sim cards which can be purchased at the airport.
Full information on this requirement can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/travel-and-return-policy/Pages/default.aspx

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, will take a PCR test on arrival and must undergo quarantine for 2 days or until a negative test result is confirmed.
Fully vaccinated Gulf Cooperation Council citizens and residents are exempt from quarantine requirements but must undergo PCR testing within 36 hours of arrival at a Primary Health Care Corporation health center or a private clinic/hospital.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure. Only vaccines recognized in Qatar will be accepted.
Full details on vaccines approved by the Ministry of Health in Qatar can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/travel-and-return-policy/Pages/default.aspx

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to undergo PCR testing on arrival and must quarantine at a hotel for 10 days. A PCR test will be administered on day 9 and those testing negative may exit quarantine on day 10. The hotel quarantine package must be booked at https://www.discoverqatar.qa/welcome-home/
Those who have recently recovered from COVID-19 will take a PCR test on arrival and must undergo quarantine for 2 days or until a negative test result is confirmed. This only applies to those who have been diagnosed in Qatar.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be presented on departure. The test must be administered at facilities approved by the Ministry of Public Health.
Further information on approved testing facilities can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Pages/Countries-Classified-Low-Risk-of-COVID-19.aspx

Other medical measures

All passengers are subject to health screening on arrival, such as temperature checks and visual assessment. Further health testing may be required for those displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

Additional documents required

An acknowledgement form must be completed by all travelers before arrival. Full details and the online application process can be found at https://portal.www.gov.qa/wps/portal/qsports/home
Non-resident travelers need travel authorization to enter to Qatar. Additionally, a registration form must be completed at least 12 hours prior to departure. - Acknowledgement form - Exceptional entry permit - Travel registration form
For more details Ministry of Public Health, Qatar

Government measures

Nationwide gathering limits are in place. Indoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 30 fully vaccinated people and 5 unvaccinated people or mixed groups. Outdoor gatherings are limited to a maximum of 50 fully vaccinated people and 10 unvaccinated people or mixed groups. It is compulsory to download Qatar’s contact tracing app, EHTERAZ, and to have access to it on a smart device whenever leaving the house. Full details can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Precautions-for-lifting-restrictions/Pages/default.aspx

Use of masks

Face masks are required in public spaces, enclosed environments, and on public transportation.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place. Only those with a 'green' status on the EHTERAZ APP will be allowed to board.

Restaurants

Restaurants are open at reduced capacity. Only those with a 'green' status on the EHTERAZ APP will be allowed entry.

Bars

Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Shops are open at reduced capacity with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Pre-entry temperature checks may be conducted. Only those with a 'green' status on the EHTERAZ APP will be allowed entry.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in the departure country, or other selected countries, are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for Qatar

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Qatar

With effect from 9 July 2021 restrictions on the number of people at gatherings have eased. Indoors, a maximum of 15 vaccinated people, or 5 unvaccinated people or mixed groups, can gather. Outdoors, a maximum of 30 vaccinated people, or 10 unvaccinated people or mixed groups, can gather. Capacity restrictions also apply in restaurants, malls and outdoor swimming pools. You will be asked to show your vaccinated status on the Ehteraz app. If you are unvaccinated entry may be denied. Playgrounds and exercise equipment in public spaces have been reopened, operating on a restricted capacity basis. Mosques and hairdressers also have restrictions on capacity. Entry may be dependent on presenting evidence of being fully vaccinated.
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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πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Qatar

Exercise a high degree of caution

Qatar has updated their travel policy. Entry is now permitted for family visitors, business travellers and tourists who are fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from COVID-19. You must pre-register at least 12 hours before travel and have a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test within 72 hours before arriving in Qatar. You may also have to do a COVID-19 test on arrival. Stay up to date with current restrictions and the travel policy (see 'Travel'). We now advice: Exercise a high degree of caution in Qatar due to the impacts of COVID-19.
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