UPDATED

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has approved four test centres for Qatar nationals in the Republic of Turkey.​ According to the MoPH update, Qatari nationals who are currently in Turkey can visit the accredited hospitals for a COVID-19 test and obtain a COVID-free certificate. This certificate is valid for 48 hours only.

The accredited hospitals are Ankara Sehir Hospital, Yesilkoy Murat Dilmener Emergency Hospital, Basaksehir Cam ve Sakura Sehir Hospital and Kartal Dr Litfi Kirdar Hospital.

In addition, travellers with a Qatar residence permit who are in Turkey can use the service if they wish to return to Qatar, once the third phase of the gradual lifting of the COVID-19 measures starts.​

If the COVID-19 test result from any one of these hospitals is negative, the patient is qualified to obtain an exception from the mandatory hotel quarantine in Qatar. However, the certificate holder will be asked to sign a pledge to do a home quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, in accordance with the procedures and standards set by MoPH.

Ministries of Health in Turkey and Qatar have signed an MOU regarding the matter. MoPH is currently in the process of accrediting reliable medical centres for COVID-19 tests for Qatari citizens in other countries.

MoPH urges citizens to practice social distancing, wear masks and adhere to all procedures and laws announced by the authorities in Turkey.