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Updated 6 May 2022

Qatar has cautiously reopened its borders for international travel, albeit with specific entry requirements such as pre-entry testing, submitting a health declaration and arrival registration that allows authorities to keep track of health records, vaccination status and other necessary details. 

If you are looking to travel to Qatar, here are the testing requirements and pre-arrival registration procedures required to enter Qatar right now. 

Pre-arrival registration requirements for all arrivals

Undertaking and acknowledgement form

All passengers must sign an Undertaking and Acknowledgement Formbefore arriving in Qatar. The form is available on the Ministry of Public Health website, pre-registration platform website www.ehteraz.gov.qa​ and airline online booking form. Citizens and residents are exempted from this requirement on the condition that they are fully vaccinated inside the State of Qatar arriving from one of the countries to which Standard Health Measure apply.

Ehteraz pre-travel registration 

Non-residents of Qatar must register via the pre-registration system for people entering the State of Qatar ​on www.ehteraz.gov.qa website and no more than 72 hours prior to arrival time, making sure to submit the required documents. Although pre-registration is optional for citizens and residents of Qatar, the Ministry of Public Health recommends that all individuals entering Qatar pre-register to ensure the best experience upon arrival in Qatar. 

Ehteraz Pre-Arrival Registration: Rules and Procedures for Travel to Qatar

Although pre-registration is optional for citizens and residents of Qatar, the Ministry of Public Health recommends that all individuals entering Qatar pre-register to ensure the best experience upon arrival in Qatar. 

Mandatory Ehteraz app download

All travellers arriving in Qatar should download the Ehteraz mobile application and activate it on their mobile phones using a local or international SIM card.  

Ehteraz App: How to Register on the Qatari Contact Tracing App

Ehteraz is available via the web portal. Travellers can download the Ehteraz App (AndroidiOS).

Testing requirement

Pre-travel RT-PCR test is required for immune and non-immune travelers coming from the countries under Red Health Measures. Meanwhile, non-immune travellers must register on the pre-travel registration platform Ehteraz and submit their pre-travel PCR test.

Travelers who are required to have a PCR lab result before traveling to Qatar must have it at a medical center authorized by the health authorities in the country of departure. A negative test result is required and must be obtained no more than 48 hours before the time of departure from the country of origin.

As per the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)the Qatari government has developed specific health and safety measures for travellers coming to Qatar – Standard Health Measures and Red Health Measures. Different post arrival testing measures are applicable to citizens or residents of Qatar, GCC citizens (who are non-residents)​ and visitors. Check out our article Qatar PCR Test Entry Requirements: All You Need to Know About Testing For Travel to Qatar to know all about the latest PCR test entry requirements in Qatar.

Qatar PCR Test Entry Requirements: All You Need to Know About Testing For Travel to Qatar

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