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Updated 11 August 2021
On 12 July 2021, Qatar reopened its borders for international travellers who were fully vaccinated with a vaccine recognized by the country’s Ministry of Public Health. This has eased access to travel not only for international passengers but also Qatar residents and locals.
Planning to make a trip to the peninsular country? Here’s everything you need to know about the vaccine requirements and travel restrictions before your trip to Qatar.
Qatar vaccination requirements for international arrivals
All international travellers wishing to enter Qatar must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccination which includes AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or Sinopharm at least 14 days before arrival. Otherwise travellers will be allowed entry into Qatar only if they have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 12 months of their arrival.
Travelers fully vaccinated with the Sinopharm vaccine will be subject to an antibody test on arrival. If the result is positive with antibodies, you are exempt from quarantine; otherwise the traveller must undergo applicable quarantine based on country of departure and perform COVID-19 PCR tests upon arrival.