Qatar (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: 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.
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: All arrivals to Qatar will undergo a health screening.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine required for some travelers.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 26.10.2021
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;
– residents of Qatar;
– passengers with a Diplomatic ID issued by the MOFA of Qatar;
– passengers younger than 12 years traveling with fully vaccinated parent(s);
– passengers arriving from Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Isl., Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, China (People’s Rep.), Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Cook Isl., Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Greenland, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Isl., Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Isl., Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Helena, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Isl., Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Isl. (British), Wallis and Futuna Isl., Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V, at least 14 days before arrival;
-passengers with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in the past 12 months in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates; and
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V, at least 14 days before arrival;
– effective 15 November 2021 and until 18 December 2021, passengers with a FAN ID card and a ’Confirmation of Entry Permit/Fan ID registration for the State of Qatar’ traveling for the FIFA Arab Cup.
2. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
-This does not apply to:
– nationals and residents of Qatar with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V, at least 14 days before arrival; and
– arriving from Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Isl., Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, China (People’s Rep.), Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Cook Isl., Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Isl., Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States), Moldova, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Isl., Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, St. Helena, St. Maarten, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Isl., Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Isl. (British), Wallis and Futuna Isl., Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe;
-nationals and residents of Qatar arriving from Saudi Arabia, if they are Umrah passengers;
-Umrah passengers arriving from Saudi Arabia with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V, at least 14 days before arrival.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Qatar.
3. Passengers must register at https://www.ehteraz.gov.qa/ at least 3 days before arrival.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Qatar.
4. Passengers must complete the “Undertaking and Acknowledgment Form” before arrival. The form can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/travel-and-return-policy/Pages/default.aspx
-This does not apply to nationals and residents of Qatar with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated in Qatar, with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V, at least 14 days before arrival; and
– arriving from Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Isl., Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, China (People’s Rep.), Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Cook Isl., Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Isl., Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States), Moldova, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Isl., Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, St. Helena, St. Maarten, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Isl., Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Isl. (British), Wallis and Futuna Isl., Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe.
5. Passengers could be subject to quarantine.
– This does not apply to:
-passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V, at least 14 days before arrival, and their accompanying minors younger than 12 years, when:
– arriving from Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Isl., Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, China (People’s Rep.), Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Cook Isl., Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Dem. Rep., Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Isl., Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States), Moldova, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Palestinian Territory, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Isl., Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, St. Helena, St. Maarten, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Isl., Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Isl. (British), Wallis and Futuna Isl., Yemen, Zambia or Zimbabwe, with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V, at least 14 days before arrival;
– nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, 12 years and older, arriving from Bermuda, Cuba, Dominica, Egypt, Grenada, Guam, Mongolia, Montenegro, New Caledonia, Serbia, Seychelles, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines or Suriname, with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V, at least 14 days before arrival;
-residents of Qatar, 12 years and older, arriving from Bermuda, Cuba, Dominica, Egypt, Grenada, Guam, Mongolia, Montenegro, New Caledonia, Serbia, Seychelles, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines or Suriname, with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V, at least 14 days before arrival;
-More details can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Pages/Qatar-Travel-Policyy.aspx
6. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival.
7. Passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V, at least 14 days before arrival, must have:
– a positive COVID-19 serology antibody test taken before departure; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating that they also received one vaccine dose of Moderna (Spikevax) or Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) at least 14 days before 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. Visa on arrival facilities restarted.
10. . Passengers arriving from, or who transited through, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka or Sudan, must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen, Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm, Sinovac or Sputnik V, at least 14 days before arrival.
11. Passengers must install the Ehteraz app in their mobile devices. Details can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/travel-and-return-policy/Pages/default.aspx
This does not apply to passengers with diplomatic passports traveling on duty.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Qatar is now open for international visitors.
 

Lockdown Details

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.
 

Sources

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