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Qatar to allow quarantine-free entry for vaccinated tourists

Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has announced that the country is reopening to tourists from 12 July

The statement released via twitter confirmed that fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to enter the country without having to quarantine. Recognised vaccines include: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson and Sinopharm.

In welcome news for those travelling with their families, children below the age of 12 will follow the same entry procedures as their parents. That means that if parents are fully vaccinated, their children will also be considered as vaccinated.

Before travelling, visitors must register at www.ehteraz.gov.qa in order to obtain a travel authorisation. This must be done at least 12 hours before travel, but no more than 72 hours before departure. The authorisation must be presented before boarding along with the relevant travel documents.

Unvaccinated travellers will be subject to varying quarantine regulations depending on where they’re travelling from. Citizens and residents arriving from countries on Qatar’s green list will have to self-quarantine for five days and take a PCR test on the fourth day.

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Those arriving from countries on the yellow list will need to complete a seven-day hotel quarantine and take a PCR test on day six. Finally, arrivals from red list countries will have to complete a 10-day hotel quarantine, and take a PCR test on the ninth day.

Passengers are advised to consult the Ministry of Health website for updates and all travellers arriving in Qatar will need to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival.

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