Quarantine packages for people returning to Qatar have been extended until October 31, according to information published on the Discover Qatar website. Previously booking option was available only till September 15.
No, only QID holders with an approved re-entry permit obtained from the Qatar Portal will be permitted to travel to Qatar from 1 August. Applications for re-entry to Qatar are now open.
Residents’ entry will be organised based on a series of priorities, including public health indicators, the nature of the needs of the various government and semi-government sectors and humanitarian cases.
FAQ Related to Quarantine Packages
What if I am unable to self-isolate at home?
If for any reason you are unable to self-isolate at home, then you should purchase a self-funded hotel quarantine package. They are available for 7 nights and 14 nights to meet your requirements.
For 7 night self-funded quarantine, use the search calendar at the top of this page to book.
For 14 nights self-funded quarantine packages, please use the search calendar on this page.
What if my Qatar ID has expired?
If your QID has expired while you have been outside of Qatar you may be permitted to re-enter Qatar to renew your QID, after you been approved to travel and have successfully completed your mandated quarantine period.
QID holders returning from 1 August – 31 October:
QID holders will need to obtain approval to enter Qatar by applying through the Qatar Portal.
Applications for a re-entry permit are now open.
Once re-entry is approved, you will receive a permit and can then book your self-funded quarantine hotel package, if travelling from a country not on the low risk list or if you are not eligible for home quarantine. QID holders returning to Qatar from one of the countries on the low risk will be required to self isolate at home for a period of 7 days.
If you plan to travel from a low risk country, you need to have been in that country for at least 1 week before you will be allowed to travel to Qatar and home quarantine. If you have not been in that country for 1 week you will be considered to have travelled from a non-low risk country and will be required to enter self funded quarantine for 7 days, followed by 7 days self isolation at home.
If your preference is to enter self-funded hotel quarantine instead of self-isolation at home, this is permitted. If you require 14 days self-funded quarantine package, you will need to make your booking from this page.
QID holders will not be able to board a flight to Qatar without being able to prove authorisation to travel to Qatar, and by also providing confirmation of a 7 day government approved quarantine package reservation, if their Exceptional Entry Permit states that the “Type of Quarantine” required is “Hotel”.
QID holders are advised not to book a quarantine package until approval to return to Qatar has been confirmed.
Can I fly with an airline other than Qatar Airways?
Yes, and the same entry conditions will be present for Qatari Nationals and QID holders.
No, once you have recovered and tested negative you can travel, by adhering to the entry and quarantine requirements already outlined.
What will happen on arrival at the airport?
Upon arrival at HIA, if you are required to enter self funded quarantine, you will be directed to a transfer to take you to your hotel. Otherwise you must make your way directly home, without stopping on the way, and self isolate at home.
What happens at the end of the 7/14 day self funded quarantine period?
After completion of the 7 days self-funded quarantine, you will be required to undertake 7 days self-isolation at home unless completing the full 14 days self-funded quarantine in the hotel. After the full 14 day quarantine period has elapsed, the traveller must go to one of the dedicated health centres to get another Coronavirus test. If the result is positive, the traveller will be transferred to isolation, and if it is negative, the quarantine period ends at the end of that week and the traveller’s status on the Ehteraz application will change to green.
How will I go from the Airport to the Hotel?
A compulsory one way transfer will be provided.