The United Kingdom government has very recently classified Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and India to its ‘amber’ list, which means that travellers from these four countries need not quarantine if they are fully vaccinated. 

This new classification came into effect this Sunday, 8 August.

UK Travel Update

If the country of origin is classified under the ‘amber’ list, travellers need not quarantine or take a Day 8 test, after arriving in England if:

  • Fully vaccinated in the UK or under the UK vaccine programme overseas
  • Under 18 on the day you arrive in England and resident in the UK or in a country with a vaccination programme approved by the UK
  • Part of a UK-approved vaccine trial

You must have had your final dose of the vaccine at least 14 days before the date you arrive in England, however, you still need to book and take a Day 2 test.

There are at least 22,000* UK citizens in Qatar, making up 0.7% of the country’s population.

Follow this link to fill up the passenger locator form. For updates and more information, visit

*As of August 2019

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