With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to fall around the world and in Qatar, and the ongoing roll-out of Qatar’s National COVID-19 Vaccination Program, a set of updates will be applied to the measures in place based on the decision of the Council of Ministers issued this week.

The measures will come into effect starting on Tuesday, 1 November, according to the announcement from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).

  • Presentation or showing of health status via the Ehteraz app is now only mandatory when entering healthcare facilities.
  • Citizens and residents of Qatar are no longer required to take a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR test within 24 hours following arrival in Qatar.
  • Visitors are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or Rapid Antigen Test result before travelling to Qatar.

However, the MoPH stressed the need for all citizens, residents and visitors to continue to follow standard precautionary measures to reduce the risk of infection including:

  • Getting vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Following and performing regular hand hygiene
  • Getting tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • Following a healthy lifestyle

Travellers are reminded to visit the MoPH page to keep up-to-date with all the latest policy requirements.

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