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Updated 05 September 2022

Summer break is that time of the year when school-going children and families take a break from their daily hustle and work routines and take a much-deserved vacation. In Qatar, this year’s summer break is set to be more exciting than ever as COVID norms have begun to ease, and families across the country have already begun packing their bags to enjoy their summer vacations.

Looking where to spend your summer this year? We got you covered. Check out our top family-friendly vacation ideas to enjoy your summer vacation this season.

Qatar summer break 2022 dates

Summer break in Qatar, which coincides with school vacation, will last from 19 June until 11 August 2022. You can view the official school holidays calendar on

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What is summer break like in Qatar?

Although the Middle-east is generally hot, Qatar experiences new levels of sizzling heat as the mercury soars above 41 degrees every day on average, with July being the hottest month in the country. People opting to stay in the country generally indulge in going to the beach, waterparks and other fun excursions to beat the heat. 

With the easing of almost all pandemic related restrictions around the world, many students have been looking forward to the much-awaited summer break. Residents living in Qatar, mostly expats, look forward to returning to their home country and reuniting with family members during the summer break.

Summer break, which is roughly from June to August, is also summertime in Europe, making it the perfect vacation spot. Several Qataris love to flock to European countries and other cool summer locations. Airfares usually sky-rocket around summertime, and it is advisable to book your tickets months in advance. 

Best Qatar summer vacation destinations in 2022

For many students in Qatar, the summer break vacation is a perfect opportunity to plan family outings and activities. There’s nothing more relaxing than a vacation where you and your family can plan a holiday and enjoy doing various activities together.

If you find it cumbersome to travel to destinations having too many restrictions, here are a few accessible places to travel from Qatar. Most of these destinations do not require a COVID-19 negative PCR test or quarantine for vaccinated travellers.

*Travel requirements are constantly changing; we advise you to always double-check with your destination country before planning your itinerary.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica does not require arrivals to quarantine or present a COVID-19 vaccine certificate or tests for admission. The requirements of filing out a health pass and obtaining travel insurance have also been dropped. Note that Costa Rican nationals and residents could be subject to quarantine on arrival.

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Travellers need not quarantine or undergo testing upon arrival. However, all individual(s) except tourists and Maldivians are recommended to undertake PCR testing between 3-5 days after arrival. Travellers who have symptoms of COVID-19 may take an antigen test.

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People who have been fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements when entering Switzerland. All travellers must also complete an entry form prior to departing for Switzerland.

Unvaccinated travellers travellers aged 16 and over must be able to show the negative result of a PCR test (performed no more than 72 hours prior to entry) or a rapid antigen test (performed no more than 24 hours previously). Anyone unable to present a valid negative test must take a test immediately on arrival (PCR or rapid antigen test).

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All travellers must submit a Turkey Entrance Form and present a PCR test taken in the last 72 hours or a rapid antigen test taken in the last 48 hours. Fully vaccinated and recovered patients are exempt. 

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United Kingdom

Whether you are vaccinated or not, while entering the UK, you do not need to:

  • complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel to England from abroad
  • take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
  • quarantine when you arrive
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Most countries have also announced the easing of pandemic-related travel restrictions, making travel a lot easier and less time-consuming for those who wish to go on vacations or travel for other purposes.

Qatari residents wanting to travel overseas can now easily book their flights and hotels in several destinations with no on-arrival quarantine requirements.

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