BORDER STATUS

Latest information on travel bans during COVID-19

Qatar

Country`s borders status

Borders of Qatar are temporarily closed.

These passenger may enter the country:
  • citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, their spouses and children and their domestic workers;
  • passengers with a residence permit issued by Qatar. In case permit is temporary they must have an Exceptional Entry Permit;
Every passenger except those who are arriving from Saudi Arabia for Umrah must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken mo more than 72 hours before arrival. In case of passengers entering (iclude those in transit) from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka or Vietnam test must be taken no more than 48 hours before departure of the first embarkation point. The result must be issued by a laboratory approved by the local government.

Passengers must have a 7 days (10 days for those arriving from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka or Vietnam) quarantine hotel reservation made online.

This rule doesn’t apply to:
  • citizens and residents of Qatar holding a vaccination certificate issued in Qatar and stating that they received the second vaccine dose at least 14 days before arrival;
  • citizens of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, their family members and domestic workers. They must have a vaccination certificate issued by one of abovementioned countries. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca, Covishield, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and Sinopharm. The final dose of vaccine must be received no less than 14 days before arrival;
  • children younger 18 years residing in Qatar. If travelling with family members they must have a valid vaccination certificate;
  • seniors older than 75 years residing in Qatar. They must be escorted by at least one person and must reside in the same place with that person;
  • pregnant and breastfeeding women residing in Qatar with a child younger than 2 years. They must be escorted by a husband or a relative who has a valid vaccination certificate. Woman and must reside in the same place with escorting person;
  • citizens and residents of Qatar holding a positive COVID-19 test issued no less than 9 months before arrival.
All passengers must install the Ehteraz mobile application on their personal device.

Arriving passengers will be quarantined at home or in the hotel for at least a 7 day.
This rule doesn’t apply to:

  • citizens and residents of Qatar holding a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating they received the last vaccine dose at least 14 days before arrival;
  • holders of a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating they received the last vaccine dose at least 14 days before arrival and a valid visa obtained before their departure.
Visa on arrival facilities have been temporary suspended.

Nationals of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are not allowed to enter with a national ID card.


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