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No Hotel Quarantine for Vaccinated/ Recovered People New travel policy

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The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has announced a set of updates to its COVID-19 Travel and Return Policy. The policy updates come into effect from Monday, 28 February 2022 at 7pm local Qatar time.

 

According to the new travel and return policy, the Ministry has changed the lists of country classifications according to the risks of Covid-19 from Green, Red and Exceptional Red to Standard Health Measures and Red Health Measures.

This update comes in the wake of a noticeable decrease in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country, and the success of vaccination campaigns against Covid-19.

The countries in Red list are: Bangladesh, Egypt, Georgia, India, Jordan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka.

Citizens coming from countries with standard health measures don’t require a PCR test before coming to Qatar. They are exempted from quarantine if fully vaccinated or recovered and need Rapid Antigen Test within 24 hours of arrival.

Unvaccinated / Non-Immune will need 5 days home quarantine and need PCR test within 24 hours of arrival, plus Rapid Antigen Test on day 5 of home quarantine.

Citizens coming from Red Health Measure countries don’t need PCR test if fully vaccinated or recovered and are exempted from quarantine. They will need Rapid Antigen Test within 24 hours of arrival.

Those citizens who are Unvaccinated or Non-Immune must submit a negative pre-travel PCR lab result with validity of 48 hours from departure time at the country of origin and will need 5 days home quarantine. They will need PCR test within 24 hours of arrival, plus Rapid Antigen Test on day 5 of home quarantine.

Residents coming from countries with standard health measures don’t require a PCR test before coming to Qatar. If Fully Vaccinated or Recovered, then they are exempted from quarantine and need Rapid Antigen Test within 24 hours of arrival.

Unvaccinated / Non-Immune residents will need 5 days home quarantine and need PCR test within 24 hours of arrival, plus Rapid Antigen Test on day 5 of home quarantine.

Residents coming from Red health measure countries don’t need PCR test if Fully Vaccinated or Recovered and are exempted from quarantine. They will need Rapid Antigen Test within 24 hours of arrival.

There is no hotel quarantine for fully vaccinated and recovered residents coming from red list countries.

Those residents who are Unvaccinated or Non-Immune must submit a negative pre-travel PCR lab result with validity of 48 hours from departure time at the country of origin and will need 5 days hotel quarantine. They will need Rapid Antigen Test on day 5 of Hotel Quarantine.

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