The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has revised the list of low risk countries on its website. People travelling from countries included in the list and travelling to Qatar can do home quarantine for a week after taking a COVID-19 test at the airport.
According to an MoPH statement, the list of low-risk countries has been updated based on public health indicators in Qatar and around the world. Changes will come into effect this Saturday, 15 August. The countries are subject to change at the discretion of MoPH.
The countries now include: Brunei Darussalam, Thailand, China, New Zealand, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korea, Cuba, Hungary, Finland, Latvia, Estonia, Norway, Italy, Lithuania, Greece, Slovakia, Ireland, Germany, Slovenia, Japan, Denmark, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Canada, Turkey, Poland, Austria, Algeria, Netherlands, Iceland, France, Croatia, Switzerland, Morocco, Australia, Malta, Portugal, Czechia and Sweden
As per the travel policy announced by the Government Communications Office, arrivals to the State of Qatar from low-risk countries are required to take a Coronavirus test upon arrival at the airport, and to sign a formal pledge to adhere to quarantine at home for a week, noting that the traveller’s status on the Ehteraz application will be yellow, which means that they are required to quarantine.
After the week 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 negative, the quarantine period ends at the end of that week and the traveller’s status on the Ehteraz application will change to green.
For more information, visit the MoPH COVID-19 dedicated page at moph.gov.qa.