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Updated October 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 Form before arriving in Qatar. The form is available on the Ministry of Public Health website, the pre-registration platform website www.ehteraz.gov.qa and the 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
Starting 1 November 2022, Qatar’s health ministry also dropped the requirement for adults to show their COVID-19 status on the government-run contact tracing Ehteraz application before entering stadiums or other establishments like shops and restaurants. However, visitors and residents will still be required to show the application before entering a healthcare facility.
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 is available via the web portal. Travellers can download the Ehteraz App (Android, iOS).
Please note that starting 1 November 2022, returning residents and citizens as well as World Cup visitors will NO longer be required to submit COVID-19 test results to travel to the country. The World Cup spectators will also not be required to show proof of vaccination nor will they be asked to quarantine upon arrival.
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.