Oman and Qatar on Thursday announced mandatory hotel quarantine of all the travellers from Friday.
The announcement was made considering the surging COVID cases.
In a tweet by Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Qatar, the authorities wrote, “All travellers coming to Qatar from countries, which are not on the Green List (low-risk), will need to undergo hotel quarantine and there will not be any exemptions from February 14.”
“Building on the previously announced return from travel policy to the State of Qatar, and in the light of the new medical data on COVID-19 in Qatar and the rest of the world, it is decided that any previous exemptions from hotel quarantine shall no longer apply for people returning back to Qatar from countries, not on the green list. This new policy shall apply to all entries and exits from Qatar from Sunday, 14th. Feb. 2021,” MoPH tweeted.
The decision could impact those who were hotel quarantined prior to travel, as well as visitors entering the state of Qatar.
Similarly, Oman also announced a mandatory institutional quarantine for all visitors arriving at its airports from February 15.
Six hotels in Muscat are allotted for institutional quarantine as per a report in the Times of Oman.
(Source – The Siasat Daily)