Qatar issues new travel and return policy

19/08/21

Qatar`s Ministry of Public Health has announced a new travel and return policy that waives hotel quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers.

The new travel and return policy came into effect on Monday, July 12th, 2021 and sees foreign countries classified into three categories – green, yellow and red. The requirements for re-entry to Qatar depend on the category of the country the traveller returns from. All returning travellers can upload the required documents on the pre-registration system linked to the Ehteraz application before arriving in the State of Qatar.

Fully vaccinated people coming from red list countries will have to undertake a RT PCR test on arrival at their own cost. If the returned test is positive, the traveller will have to enter hotel quarantine in line with the policy. Vaccinated travellers returning from yellow or green countries do not require a test upon arrival.

The Ministry of Interior also announced the resumption of tourist and family visas. Both decisions are expected to revitalise the travel and tourism sector and the wider economy.

In addition, as part of the gradual lifting of the Covid-19 restrictions an exceptional entry permit will not be required for returning residents, who hold a valid resident permit and meet the required conditions.

If residents have stayed out of Qatar for over six months or their resident permit has expired due to the precautionary procedures related to the pandemic, they can re-apply via the Hukoomi (Qatar e-government) website or Metrash2.

Please click on the link to learn more about the new travel and return policy in the State of Qatar and the latest developments in the region as well as the initiatives of Business Start Up Qatar.

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