As it gets ready to host the FIFA World Cup 2022 in November this year, Qatar has finally scrapped the red list for international travellers and also removed all its quarantine requirements for foreign arrivals.
As per the latest guidelines, quarantine is no longer required for all international visitors; however, travellers who test positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Qatar must undergo quarantine measures in accordance with the procedures followed by the State of Qatar.
International travellers arriving in the State of Qatar must require to bring a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test certificate with a negative result that is valid for 48 hours or a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) certificate that is valid for 24 hours from the scheduled flight to the State of Qatar.
It is important to note that only PCR or RAT tests are valid for entry into Qatar, and the Rapid antigen self-test is not valid for travel purposes.
Qatar Travel Requirements
GCC nationals and residents are not eligible for the pre-entry online registration process, so they must download the Ehteraz mobile app and activate it on their smartphones with a local or international SIM card.
Travellers who are not belonging to the above category are also obligated to download the Ehteraz mobile app and activate it on their mobile phones using a local or international SIM card; And to register in the pre-entry online registration system through the website within at least three (3) days before arrival.
All relevant documents are to be uploaded in accordance with the following:
|– Polymerase Chain Reaction test (PCR)
– Rapid antigen (RAT) test
– Serology Antibody Test for those vaccinated with conditional vaccines
|Travellers have the option to either upload the pre-entry COVID-19 test or show the original
|Certificate of vaccination or certificate of recovery
|Uploading these documents during the electronic registration phase is optional.
List of Approved and Conditionally Approved Vaccines
|Conditionally Approved vaccines*
|Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty)
|AstraZeneca (Covishield / Oxford / Vaxzevria)
|Jansen / Johnson & Johnson (only one dose)
Cost of Covid-19 Tests in Qatar
|Type of Test
|Cost Per Test
|Serology Antibody test (point of care)
The above travel and return policy will come into effect on Sunday, 4 September at 6 PM Qatar time.