Qatar re-opens for totally vaccinated worldwide travellers


The State of Qatar has re-opened its borders to worldwide travellers who’ve been totally vaccinated towards COVID-19, with vaccines which might be accredited to be used by the Ministry of Public Well being in Qatar. A brand new streamlined set of measures designed to make travelling to Qatar as simple as attainable, whereas sustaining the mandatory precautions to proceed to guard towards the unfold of COVID-19, has been carried out and is efficient instantly.

The brand new measures will enable people who find themselves totally vaccinated to go to Qatar with out the necessity for quarantine.

The brand new preparations will even make it simpler for residents and residents of Qatar to journey in and in another country, enabling totally vaccinated individuals to bypass the quarantine requirement when returning to Qatar. All guests – vaccinated or non-vaccinated – shall be required to undertake a PCR take a look at as much as 72 hours previous to journey.

Nevertheless, travellers are suggested to verify the entry necessities of the nation they’re travelling from and can return to from Qatar, earlier than reserving any flights and will perceive that these insurance policies can change with little or no discover. 

In an effort to go to Qatar – worldwide guests, residents and residents – should register and add required documentation similar to a vaccination certificates, legitimate PCR take a look at as much as 72 hours previous to journey, and private particulars by way of the Ehteraz web site (www.ehteraz.gov.qa).

Travellers have to use for the authorization by way of the Ehteraz web site (freed from cost) a minimum of 12 hours earlier than their deliberate departure to Qatar. All inbound travellers are suggested to submit their software as quickly as they’ve all their required documentation, to make sure they will board their flights as deliberate. Airways are suggested to solely let passengers board who’ve a sound journey authorisation for Qatar from the above efficient date.

As well as, customer visa guidelines apply for sure nationalities; nevertheless, over 80 nationalities can go to Qatar with a free ‘visa on arrival’. These requiring a customer visa are suggested to first receive a customer visa by way of: https://qatar.vfsevisa.com/Qatar-On-line/QROnline/VisaCategoryAndPricingDetails/DisplayVisaCategoryAndPricingDetails/#no-back after which apply for his or her journey authorisation on the Ehteraz web site. Guests would require a confirmed lodge reserving to go to Qatar.

For extra data on the brand new procedures and future updates, please go to the web site of the Ministry of Public Well being (www.moph.gov.qa).

As well as, all travellers are required to obtain and activate the Ehteraz cell app, which requires a home Qatari SIM card. A SIM card will be bought from both Ooredoo or Vodafone on arrival at Hamad Worldwide Airport (HIA). Upon activation, guests will be capable of take part in public actions similar to visiting malls, eating places, museums, or utilizing taxis or public transportation.

Qatar Tourism in partnership with the Ministry of Public Well being launched multiple yr in the past the “Qatar Clear” programme for the hospitality & tourism sector to make sure secure customer experiences in Qatar. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Public Well being advises all guests to proceed to be vigilant and cling with all preventive measures together with sporting face masks, that are necessary in Qatar (indoors in addition to open air always); avoiding crowded locations; and sanitizing palms frequently.

Qatar Tourism is trying ahead to welcoming worldwide guests again to the State of Qatar and showcasing one of the best of the nation, as Qatar prepares to welcome the world for the FIFA World Cup 2022TM and desires all guests a secure journey.

Vaccine model identify

MOPH guidelines to be thought of totally vaccinated or further necessities

  1. Comirnaty by Pfizer BioNTech (mRNA vaccine)
  2. Spikevax by ModernaTX, Inc. (mRNA vaccine)
  3. Vaxzevria, and Covishield by Oxford-Astrazeneca (Viral Vector vaccine)
  4. Janssen/Johnson & Johnson by Janssen Prescribed drugs Corporations of Johnson & Johnson (Viral Vector vaccine)
  • 14 days should have handed for the reason that completion of the vaccination program
  • 2 pictures for Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, Astrazeneca
  • 1 shot for Johnson & Johnson
  1. BBIBP-CorV/Sinopharm by Beijing Institute of Organic Merchandise (Inactivated vaccine)
  • 14 days should have handed for the reason that completion of the vaccination program
  • 2 pictures for Sinopharm
  • Travellers totally vaccinated with Sinopharm might want to pre-book a quarantine lodge if they’re coming from a yellow- or red-list nation, and they are going to be topic to an antibody take a look at on arrival within the lodge; if the antibody take a look at result’s constructive with antibodies, they are going to be discharged on day 1 (if coming from yellow), or as soon as the on-hotel-arrival PCR take a look at result’s unfavourable for travellers coming from crimson listing nation

For extra data on the newest journey coverage to go to Qatar, go to: https://www.visitqatar.qa/en/plan-your-trip/travel-tips

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About Qatar:

Qatar is a peninsula surrounded by the Arabian Gulf within the coronary heart of the Center East, with 80% of the earth’s inhabitants inside a six-hour flight. Ranked the most secure nation on the planet in 2020 by Numbeo, Qatar welcomes all travellers, and company from over 85 international locations can enter visa-free. Qatar has an unbelievable number of simply accessible vacationer sights, a plethora of fauna and flora together with Whale Sharks and the majestic nationwide animal the Arabian Oryx, and most experiences are a novel mixture of cultural authenticity and modernity. From iconic museums to high-rise eating places, from thrilling desert adventures to world-famous occasions together with none apart from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, there’s something for every type of travellers and budgets.

About Qatar Tourism:

Qatar Tourism is the official authorities physique chargeable for the event and promotion of tourism in Qatar, facilitating the sector’s exponential development. Qatar is a vacation spot the place individuals of the world come collectively to expertise distinctive choices in arts, tradition, sports activities, and journey, catering to household and enterprise guests, rooted in Service Excellence. Qatar Tourism seeks to spice up your entire tourism worth chain, develop native and worldwide customer demand, entice inward funding, and drive a multiplier impact throughout the home economic system. The Qatar Tourism Technique 2030 units an bold goal to draw over six million worldwide guests a yr by 2030, making Qatar the quickest rising vacation spot within the Center East. 

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