This updated travel and return policy will come into effect starting Wednesday, 6 October 2021.​

GENERAL POLICY

  1. Qatar has classified countries into two lists, Green and Red, in addition to a secondary list of Exceptional Red Countries based on international and local health risk indicators and the epidemiology of COVID-19 in the different countries.
  2. Citizens and residents can travel abroad at any time provided that the travel and return policy is adhered to when returning to Qatar.
  3. The Ministry of Public Health advises citizens and residents to comply with COVID-19 health measures currently in place in the country of arrival.
  4. Travellers are responsible for keeping up to date with changes to the travel and return policy through official sources before planning to travel to Qatar.
  5. Travellers must comply with Qatar’s COVID-19 procedures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  6. The MoPH continuously checks and monitors travellers returning from abroad in order to maintain public health. Please note that travellers may be subject to random testing upon arrival in Qatar.​
  7. Non-residents of Qatar must register via the pre-registration platform on ehteraz.gov.qa and upload all relevant documents such as PCR  test results, vaccine certificates and other relevant documents at least three days before arrival. Although pre-registration is optional for citizens and residents of Qatar, the MoPH recommends that all individuals entering Qatar pre-register to ensure the best experience upon arrival in Qatar.
  8. Travellers should download the Ehteraz mobile application and activate it on their mobile phones using a local or international SIM card.
  9. All passengers must sign an Undertaking and Acknowledgement Form before arriving in Qatar. The form is available on the MoPH website, on ehteraz.gov.qa and airline online booking form. Citizens and residents who are fully vaccinated in Qatar and arriving from one of the Green List countries are exempted from this requirement.
  10. Travellers must take a PCR test at a medical centre accredited by the health authorities in the country of departure. The test result must be negative and must be done 72 hours before arrival in Qatar. (Please see the PCR policy for more details)
  11. Travellers should check the quarantine policy for detailed guidance according to the country of arrival classification.
  12. In the case of home quarantine, accommodation conditions must be appropriate and if the property does not comply with the conditions mentioned in the undertaking, the traveller must book the hotel quarantine package through Discover Qatar’s website before travelling to Qatar.
  13. Travellers arriving in Qatar should go to the COVID-19 test clinic at the access port in case of any COVID-19-related symptoms and take the necessary isolation measures.
  14. These policies apply to arrivals across all Qatar entry points.
  15. Below is a list of recognised and conditionally-recognised vaccines by MoPH:

  1. ​*Serology Antibody test with a positive result is mandatory before travelling to Qatar for people with two doses of conditionally approved vaccines and 14 days after the second dose, in which case only the traveller will be considered fully immune.
  2. *People who have received two doses of a conditionally approved vaccine followed by one dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and after 14 days from the last dose will be considered fully immune.
  3. Travellers who are fully immunised outside Qatar with a vaccine recognised by MoPH are required to submit the original vaccine certificate and other supporting documents written in Arabic or English, proving that they have obtained the vaccine, as follows:
    • The name of the traveller must be identical to that on the passport
    • Dose dates by vaccine type (one dose for Jansen vaccine and two doses for other vaccines)
    • Type/name of vaccines
    • The serial number of the vaccine batch (if available)

Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 

  1. For citizens and residents of Qatar who have recovered from COVID-19 infection, or those from any GCC country who have recovered from the virus and who have subsequently received at least one dose of a vaccine recognised by MoPH, the immunity period for a person who has recovered from COVID-19 is 12 months starting from the 14th day of the date of recovery, or 14 days after receiving the vaccine dose, in case of recovery.
  2. Travellers recovered from COVID-19 in any GCC country must provide an official certificate confirming the previous COVID-19 infection and vaccination status.

Countries based on Level of COVID-19 Risk

GREEN LIST COUNTRIES | RED LIST COUNTRIES | HIGH-RISK LIST COUNTRIES

Policies for those coming from Green list countries ​

Group A: Citizens, GCC citizens and residents of Qatar
Group B: Visitors to Qatar:
Important note:  A positive Serology Antibody test pre-travel is mandatory for individuals with two doses of a conditionally recognised vaccine, with the validity of the test being 30 days.​

Policies for those coming from RED list countries

Group A: Citizens, GCC citizens and residents of Qatar
Group B: Visitors to Qatar:
Important note:  A positive Serology Antibody test pre-travel is mandatory for individuals with two doses of a conditionally recognised vaccine, with the validity of the test being 30 days.​

Policies for those coming from the Exceptional Red List countries

  • India
  • Philippines
  • Nepal
  • Bangladesh
  • Sri Lanka
  • Pakistan
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Sudan​​​

Group A: Citizens, GCC citizens and residents of Qatar

Group B: Visitors to Qatar:

Important note:  A positive Serology Antibody test pre-travel is mandatory for individuals with two doses of a conditionally recognised vaccine, with the validity of the test being 30 days.​​

Ehteraz application policies

  • Passengers travelling to Qatar must download and activate the Ehteraz app on their mobile devices upon arrival at Qatar’s entry ports. To do so, the traveller must have the following:
    1. SIM card from one of Qatar’s service providers (Ooredoo or Vodafone) or an international SIM card.
    2. Mobile internet connection.
    3. The smartphone should support Android 6, newer versions or IOS 13.5 and later versions.
    4. Download and install the app on the mobile phone either via Google Play, Apple App Store or from any online search engines.
    5. SIM cards and smartphones are available for purchase at Hamad International Airport and at the Abu Samra border crossing if the passenger does not own them before arrival.​
  • Diplomats, administrative cardholders and VIP visitors arriving on official state visits are excluded from this measure.
  • The Health Status on the Eheterz app will remain yellow throughout the quarantine period until the result of the COVID-19 test comes out negative in accordance with the above quarantine policy.
  • The Heath Status on the Ehteraz mobile app for fully vaccinated persons in Qatar will remain green with a golden frame to indicate that they are excluded from quarantine if the result of the PCR test is negative and that they have completed 14 days from the date of the prescribed doses of the vaccine.
  • The Health Status for citizens and residents who have received the vaccine outside Qatar will remain green without a golden frame until their vaccine data is updated in the system.
  • The Health Status on the Ehteraz app for visitors who have received the vaccine outside Qatar will remain green without a golden frame until their vaccine data is updated in the system.​

Passengers returning from Umrah

  • Citizens and residents arriving from Umrah who are unable to obtain a valid PCR test from the departure country are allowed to board their flights provided they undergo a PCR  test upon arrival at Hamad International Airport or at the Abu Samra border crossing for a specific fee for each test.
  • According to Saudi Arabia’s rules, only people who receive vaccine doses licensed by MoPH can perform Umrah and visit Mecca.
  • People planning to travel to Umrah should review the policies and procedures announced by the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs.

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