Qatar announces easing of Covid-19 restrictions 

Earlier this month, the country extended the quarantine exemption for vaccinated people from six to nine months

Qatar has announced four phases of the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions across the country. Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has stated that people who have been vaccinated, and those not yet fully vaccinated but previously infected with Covid-19 within the past nine months, are eligible for the privileges set out in Qatar’s ‘Phase One of the Gradual Lifting of Covid-19 Restrictions’.

As part of Phase One privileges, up to five people can gather indoors and up to 10 vaccinated people (or five unvaccinated or mixed groups) can gather outdoors, but people are still required to wear masks and activate the EHTERAZ app when leaving home.

Wedding parties continue to be prohibited until 18 June, but gyms, training clubs and spas can increase capacity to 30% for vaccinated customers and all employees must be vaccinated.

Vaccinated employees can provide hospitality and cleaning services at workplaces at 30% capacity during working hours, and can continue to operate fully outside of these hours.

Earlier this month, Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health extended the quarantine exemption for vaccinated people from six months to nine months. The move means that individuals who have received both doses will be able to avoid mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine on arrival.

Phrase two of the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions comes into effect from 18 June and promises an increase in capacity at dining venues.

Click here for the full statement from Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health.

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