Qatar is open for vaccinated tourists and reaches nearly 80% of vaccination rate

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Qatar reopened for fully vaccinated travelers from July 12. Allowed visitors must upload their vaccination certificate and negative COVID-19 test certificates to Ehteraz website.

They also need to purchase a Qatari SIM to download their Ehteraz App.

Effective August 2, visitors from 6 countries will need to hotel quarantine upon arrival in Qatar

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August 17 – Qatar nears herd immunity with almost 80% of fully vaccinated people

Qatar has fully immunized 76.2% of its eligible population, confirmed the Ministry of Public Health Saturday.

So far, more than 90% of Qatar’s eligible people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

“We have vaccines which are very safe and highly effective against variants. Therefore, it is more important than ever to get vaccinated,” said Medical Director of Hamad General Hospital Dr. Yousef al-Maslamani addressing Qatari citizens.

A few weeks ago, Qatar’s cabinet announced a gradual lifting of restrictions as the country reaches Phase 3 of reopening.

Source: Doha News

August 2 – Qatar enforces mandatory hotel quarantine measures for 6 countries from Aug. 2

The Qatari Ministry of Public Health updated its travel and return policy for six countries. Starting Aug. 2 visitors from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines and Sri Lanka will need to hotel quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Qatar. 

Fully vaccinated travelers from these countries or those who have recovered from COVID-19 could be allowed to leave quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19 on day 2. 

Unvaccinated visitors must stay in quarantine for 10 days regardless of their COVID-19 test results. 

Bookings for this quarantine can be made at

Source: Doha News

How safe is Qatar during COVID-19?

According to the CDC, Qatar is at level 3 warning which means that this country is not safest to visit at the moment. Only essential travel is recommended. (

Who is allowed entry to Qatar? 

Only Qatari nationals and residents permit holders.  

Green-listed countries or low-risk countries – Updated August 17

Effective July 12, unvaccinated citizens and residents arriving from green list countries will be allowed to quarantine at home for five days only. They also need to take an extra PCR test on day four.

  1. Australia
  2. Austria
  3. Azerbaijan 
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Canada 
  6. Croatia 
  7. Czechia
  8. Germany
  9. Hungary 
  10. Iceland
  11. Italy
  12. Latvia
  13. Lithuania
  14. New Zealand
  15. Norway
  16. Poland 
  17. Romania 
  18. Serbia 
  19. Slovakia 
  20. Slovenia 
  21. Sweden 


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 recorded 229,697 positive cases, 226,389 of them already recovered, and 601 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. 

Entry requirements

Qatar reopening for tourism
  • Negative COVID-19 test
  • Vaccine certificate 
  • Download the Ehteraz mobile app, using a Qatari SMS card

Is it possible to quarantine at home in Qatar? 

Qatar reopening for tourism with restrictions

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
  • Pregnant women
  • 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
  • People who have diabetes and receive treatment
  • People who have high blood pressure

Note: nationals and residents can now quarantine at home for 5 days if arriving from green-listed countries.