Qatar Allocates More Hotels for Arrivals from UK, South Africa, Netherlands and Denmark
Update – 24 December: Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has designated 6 hotels for mandatory quarantine for travellers returning from the United Kingdom, South Africa, the Netherlands and Denmark. Earlier two hotels were dedicated for these travellers.
The hotels are:
- La Cigale Hotel – Assigned for MOPH Patients
- InterContinental Doha the City
- Mercure Grand Hotel
- City Centre Rotana
- The Torch Doha
- Radisson Blu Hotel
Update – 23 December: Discover Qatar has updated quarantine requirements for passengers coming from United Kingdom, Denmark, Netherlands and South Africa from 22 December 2020.
According to latest updated on Discover Qatar website, all passengers arriving on flights originating from the UK, Denmark, Netherlands and South Africa will be required to stay at one of the following dedicated quarantine hotels – Intercontinental Doha Hotel and Mercure Grand Doha.
The website states:
If you have already made your hotel reservation in a different hotel, and are arriving before 6 am local time on 23 December, your reservation will be automatically transferred upon arrival.’
If you are not on a flight from the UK you should not book either of the hotels for your mandatory quarantine stay in Qatar; you will not be permitted to check in unless your boarding pass states your journey commenced in the UK, and you will not be entitled to a refund.’
For arrivals up to 6 am on 23 December any differences in the cost of your original quarantine hotel will be eligible for a refund claim. After 6 am local time on 23 December the passenger will be required to pay any additional costs between their original hotel booked and either of the mandatory UK quarantine hotels, if there is a price difference. Equally the passenger will be eligible to claim for a refund if their original quarantine booking was more expensive than the options available.