Qatar (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: All arrivals to Qatar will undergo a health screening.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 7 days required for all countries.

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 15.07.2021
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 with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before arrival;
– minors younger than 18 years accompanied by their parents who were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before arrival. They must not be arriving from a red country listed on https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/travel-and-return-policy/Pages/default.aspx ;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before arrival and with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in the past 12 months in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates;
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Sinopharm at least 14 days before arrival.
2. 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.
3. Passengers must have a quarantine hotel reservation for 5, 7 or 10 days made at https://tinyurl.com/yrsr62um . Details can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/travel-and-return-policy/Pages/default.aspx (please click ’Policy Summary’).
– 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), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before arrival, and their accompanying minors younger than 12 years;
– nationals and residents of Qatar with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before arrival and with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in the past 12 months in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates, and their accompanying minors younger than 12 years.
– nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before arrival;
– nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before arrival and with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in the past 12 months in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates.
4. Passengers must register at https://www.ehteraz.gov.qa/ at least 12 hours before arrival.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Qatar.
5. Passengers could be subject to home quarantine or quarantine in a hotel for up to 10 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 with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before arrival, and their accompanying minors younger than 12 years;
– nationals and residents of Qatar with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before arrival and with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in the past 12 months in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates, and their accompanying minors younger than 12 years.
– nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before arrival;
– nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech at least 14 days before arrival and with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in the past 12 months in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or United Arab Emirates.
6. Passengers could be subject to a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival; details can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Pages/Qatar-Travel-Policyy.aspx
7. Nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are not allowed to enter with a national ID card.
8. Visa on arrival facilities restarted.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

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.

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.

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. You may be able to rebook and refunds should be available.
 

Lockdown Details

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.

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.
 

Sources

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Data Source: covidcontrols.co