Doha Travel Restrictions during COVID-19

Entry into Qatar

Moderate Entry Requirements
Tourists are permitted to enter, but quarantine is likely required
I'm fully vaccinated
Are you fully vaccinated? Policies may vary depending on your vaccination status.
Moderate Entry Requirements
Tourists are permitted to enter, but quarantine is likely required

· Qatar is open for travel from almost all countries, with strict health measures.

Updated on 14:29, Mar 2, 2022 UTC+8

I'm fully vaccinated
Are you fully vaccinated? Policies may vary depending on your vaccination status.

Quarantine

Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers must quarantine at a hotel for 5 days and must take a rapid antigen test on day 5. Passengers may quarantine at home if they have first-degree relatives, provided they hold proof of relationship and residence.

Vaccinated passengers: Test and quarantine is not required for passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Other exempt passengers:

  1. Passengers who have recovered from Covid-19 in Qatar;
  2. Passengers aged younger than 12 years, provided they are accompanied by fully vaccinated adults.

For further information on testing and quarantine on arrival, please see Qatar Travel and Return Policy.

 Passengers who require hotel quarantine must hold evidence that they have booked hotel accommodation for their quarantine through Discover Qatar. Passengers who will quarantine at home must ensure their accommodation conditions are appropriate.

Vaccinations

Vaccination may not be required for travel but if you are fully vaccinated you may face less travel restrictions.

Passengers are considered fully vaccinated if they meet one of the following conditions:

  • The passenger has received the second dose of the AstraZeneca, Moderna, or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine between 14 days and 9 months prior to travel;
  • The passenger has received a booster dose of the AstraZeneca, Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine within 12 months prior to travel;
  • The passenger has received a booster dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine between 7 days 12 months prior to travel; or
  • The passenger has receive the second dose or booster dose of a conditionally approved Covid-19 vaccine (Covaxin, Sinopharm, Sinovac, or Sputnik V) between 14 days and 6 months prior to travel, provided they hold a positive Serology on Antibody Test result obtained within 30 days prior to travel. If the passenger does not hold a positive serology antibody test or the test is negative, they must quarantine for 5 days. If they have received a booster dose with one of the vaccines approved by the Qatari Ministry of Public Health the serology antibody test is not required, provided they have received this dose at least 14 days, but not more than 12 months prior to travel.

Passengers who have recovered from Covid-19 are considered fully vaccinated if they hold an official and verifiable laboratory test result obtained within 12 months prior to travel.

The certificate must include the name of the passenger and it must match the passport, dose dates according to type of the vaccine, type/name of the vaccine, lot number of the vaccine (if any), and an official logo or seal of the vaccination authority​. It must be written in Arabic or English.

COVID-19 Testing

 Passengers must hold a negative PCR test result obtained within 48 hours prior to departure.

This does not apply to nationals of a Gulf Cooperation Council member state, provided they are fully vaccinated and they are not travelling from a Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka. They must take a rapid antigen test in a private clinic within 24 hours after arrival.

Passengers may be subject to a random PCR or rapid antigen test on arrival.

Forms and Visas

 

Unvaccinated passengers: Passengers must register on the Ehteraz Qatar Portal in order to obtain a travel permit at least 3 days prior to travel. Passengers must download all documents and present the travel permit prior to departure.

Vaccinated passengers: Registration is not required for passengers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. They must prove their fully-vaccinated status using one of the recognised mobile applications: BeAware, ​Tawakkalna, ​Shlonik, ​Tarassud, ​​Al Hosn, ​European pass app or ​NHS COVID Pass.

Other exempt passengers: Registration is optional for nationals and residents of Qatar.

 Passengers must complete an Undertaking and Acknowledgment Form prior to arrival. The form is available on the Ministry of Public Health website, pre-registration platform, or the airline online booking form.

This does not apply to Qatari nationals and residents, provided they are fully vaccinated in Qatar and provided they are not travelling from Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, or Sri Lanka.

Masks

Passengers aged 6 and older must wear a face mask during their flight and at the airport.
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