Qatar is not open for tourism and only accepts Qatari nationals and residents permit holders. They must submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, undergo a 14-day quarantine and agree to get tested for COVID-19 multiple times during their quarantine period.
As of now, resident permit holders currently outside the country will be allowed entry by requesting for a return permit. Entry is subject to strict travel policies and a series of priorities.
Qatar Reopening – Latest Updates
On January 31, the Ministry of Public Health announced that the general population of Qatar will get the coronavirus vaccine from August, 2021.
The first vaccination phase will start with healthcare workers and teachers, then workers in multiple industries and finally, from August 1 until October 31, vaccination will be open to all residents and citizens in Qatar who were not previously vaccinated.
December 5 – How safe is Qatar during COVID-19?
According to the CDC, Qatar is at level 4 warning what means that this country is not safe to visit at the moment. Only essential travel is recommended. (CDC.gov)
Who is allowed entry to Qatar?
Only Qatari nationals and residents permit holders.
This green list facilitates the quarantine policy and Covid-19 travel restrictions to people arriving into Qatar from these countries.
Maldives “Safe Travel Bubble” Package only
What is the COVID-19 situation in Qatar?
The Qatar government has managed to control the pandemic in the last few months. As of today, the country has reported 153,296 positive cases, 146,627 of them already recovered, and 250 deaths.
Is it mandatory to submit your personal details to the government of Qatar?
Yes, it is. Travelers must download Qatar’s track and trace app, Ehteraz, and show it to the authorities upon arrival.
If arriving from a low-risk country, travelers,
Will be required to take a Coronavirus test upon arrival at the airport
Must sign a formal pledge to adhere to quarantine at home for a week
Must download the Ehteraz application
After the 7-day quarantine, travelers must go take another COVID-19 test at an approved health center
Visitors from low-risk countries must submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours before arrival
If arriving from a high-risk country
Visitors from high-risk countries must adhere to the home quarantine for a week upon arrival in Doha if they bring a valid COVID-19 test. If their test is considered not valid by the authorities they must quarantine in a hotel at their own expense for one week.
This accommodation should be booked through the “Discover Qatar“ website before arriving in Qatar. The quarantine period will depend on the result of your COVID-19 test.
New quarantine restrictions
Quarantine rules for travelers arriving in Doha from the UK, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Denmark must quarantine at specific hotels. Click here for more information.
All travelers must quarantine for 14 days after arrival in the country, regardless of destination.
Qatar residents returning home
Residents returning home must ask for a permit via “Qatar Portal”.
Is it possible to quarantine at home in Qatar?
Travelers who fall under one of these categories are allowed to quarantine at home regardless of the country you are visiting from.
People who are over 55
People who have had an organ or spinal cord transplant
People who have received immunosuppressive therapy
People who have a heart disease
People who suffer from moderate to severe asthma
People who are receiving cancer treatment
Babysitting mothers with children up to five-years-old
People who have kidney failure
People who have chronic liver disease
People who have a lower limb amputation
People who have any disabilities that require support to carry out activities
Disabled children and their mothers
People who suffer from epilepsy and receive treatment
People who have diabetic foot
If a visitor’s immediate relative died in the 10 days prior to their arrival
People who are receiving treatment for mental and psychiatric illnesses, and people suffering from claustrophobia