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Qatar introduces interactive travel measures guide 

In an effort to help visitors navigate travel requirements to enter the country, Qatar has created an online guide

The Government Communications Office (GCO) of Qatar has launched an interactive guide to help clarify the documents needed to enter the country, as well as required preparations before setting off.

The portal uses a questionnaire addressing which vaccine the traveller has received, their country of origin, countries visited in the last 10 days, citizenship and accompanying children. Once the answers have been submitted, the guide will list the documents and preparations needed to enter the country, including information on when to take a Covid-19 PCR test and whether or not a quarantine period is required.

Those who are fully vaccinated with one of Qatar’s approved vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson or Sinopharm) can enter the country without having to quarantine.

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All visitors must download and register on the Ehteraz app at least 12 hours before travel, and will have to upload the required documents to the site. They will then be issued with a travel authorisation to be presented at check-in before boarding a flight to the country.

The website states:

Travellers must have one negative RT-PCR test carried out maximum 72 hours before time of arrival. It must be done in a medical centre approved by the local health authority of the issuing country to perform Covid-19 PCR tests.

You must also register through the Ehteraz website (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) at least 12 hours before travel, and upload the required official documents. It is mandatory for travellers to install and activate Ehteraz app on their mobile phone using locally authorized SIM cards that can be obtained from one of the local providers (Ooredoo or Vodafone).
You are exempt from quarantine if you are fully vaccinated with a MOPH-recognised vaccine and at least 14 days have passed after receiving the final dose of a vaccine.

Travellers must present an official vaccination certificate with a valid QR Code that includes the following information:

  1. Name of the recipient as mentioned in their passport
  2. Vaccination date clearly written as 1st and/or 2nd dose
  3. Type/name of vaccine
  4. Vaccine Lot number (if available)
  5. Official logo and stamp of the vaccination authority

GCC citizens and residents diagnosed and recovered from Covid-19 in any GCC country who have received at least one dose of any recognised vaccines by MOPH Qatar shall be exempt from quarantine provided that a valid official certificate detailing the previous infection, issued by the local Ministry of Health in the GCC, is presented.

To access Qatar’s Interactive Covid-19 Travel Measures Guide, click here

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