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Travel to Qatar during Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

YES

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

YES

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

NO

Test during stay:

NO

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Proof of vaccination:

NO

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate:

YES

Form pre-travel:

YES

Test on arrival:

NO

Screening on arrival:

YES

Quarantine on arrival:

YES

Test during stay:

YES

RETURN REQUIREMENTS

Test pre-return travel:

NO

Test on return:

NO

Quarantine on return:

NO

Vaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Vaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination:

You will be required to show your COVID-19 vaccinations to enter into the country as fully vaccinated.  You will be able to do this using the NHS COVID app.

Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: PCR Test
PCR Test locations: https://covidtraveladvice.kuoni.co.uk/pcr-test-locations
Test time:

You will need to take a COVID-19 PCR test and return a negative result no more than 48 hours before arrival into Qatar regardless of your vaccination status.

You will need to load your vaccination status, negative test result and other relevant documentation on the ehteraz.gov.qa website at least 3 days before arrival.

If you are transiting through Doha with Qatar Airways to/from your final destination and the UK, then you DO NOT need to present a negative PCR test result, however you will still need to follow the guidance of your final destination as they may require a COVID-19 test to be taken before travel to allow entry.  

On arrival:

To be classed as fully vaccinated, you must have had 2 doses of a 2 dose vaccine and at least 14 days must have passed since the final dose.  You must travel inside 9 months else you would not be classed as fully vaccinated.  If you have had a booster dose, you will be classed as fully vaccinated up to 12 months after the booster dose date.

You will be temperature checked on arrival at the airport and screen for symptoms of COVID-19.  You must also ensure that you have downloaded the Ehteraz Mobile App and activated this on your phone before arrival.  This can be downloaded from all mobile app stores.

Form pre-travel:

A Traveller Health Declaration form will need to be completed before travel.  Please check on the link below to see when you are able to complete the form needed for your destination.  You may need to either complete this form electronically, or print out and take with you to show at the airport of departure and arrival. It is important that you check the form as early as you can for time frames as this may need to be completed up to 7 days before travel, or as little as 24 hours before travel.

Traveller Health Declaration: https://www.ehteraz.gov.qa/PER/loginPage?language=en
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR VACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/qatar
Local regulations:

It is mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are in a public space, either indoor or outdoors.  You should also maintain social distancing where possible.

You must ensure you have the Qatar contract tracing app on your phone ensure this is working.  Authorities may check this in public spaces.

Hotels are open but may work at reduced capacities in bars, restaurants and facilities.  Some hotels are also used as quarantine hotels.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned
Unvaccinated Requirements
Entry Requirements for Unvaccinated Visitors
Proof of vaccination: Not required
Test pre-travel/recovery certificate: PCR Test
PCR Test locations: https://covidtraveladvice.kuoni.co.uk/pcr-test-locations
Test time:

You will need to take a COVID-19 PCR test and return a negative result no more than 48 hours before arrival into Qatar regardless of your vaccination status.

You will need to load your vaccination status, negative test result and other relevant documentation on the ehteraz.gov.qa website at least 3 days before arrival.

Children under 11 travelling with fully vaccinated adults are exempt.

If you are transiting through Doha with Qatar Airways to your final destination and your flight started in the UK, then you DO NOT need to present a negative PCR test result, however you will still need to follow the guidance of your final destination as they may require a COVID-19 test to be taken before travel to allow entry.  

On arrival:

All travellers who are not fully vaccinated will undergo a period of 5 days hotel quarantine. An antyigen test will be taken on day 5. Release from quarantine will happen on day 5 providing your test results are negative. To book your quarantine package visit the Discover Qatar website.

You will also be temperature checked at the airport on arrival.

Form pre-travel:

A Traveller Health Declaration form will need to be completed before travel.  Please check on the link below to see when you are able to complete the form needed for your destination.  You may need to either complete this form electronically, or print out and take with you to show at the airport of departure and arrival. It is important that you check the form as early as you can for time frames as this may need to be completed up to 7 days before travel, or as little as 24 hours before travel.

Traveller Health Declaration: https://www.ehteraz.gov.qa/PER/loginPage?language=en
RETURN REQUIREMENTS FOR UNVACCINATED VISITORS
At present, this destination has no specific return requirements related to Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Please check the latest Foreign Office Advice (see link below) for other visa or return requirements.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Foreign Office Advice: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/qatar
Local regulations:

It is mandatory to wear a face mask whenever you are in a public space, either indoor or outdoors.  You should also maintain social distancing where possible.

You must ensure you have the Qatar contract tracing app on your phone ensure this is working.  Authorities may check this in public spaces.

Hotels are open but may work at reduced capacities in bars, restaurants and facilities.  Some hotels are also used as quarantine hotels.

If you test positive while in resort

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Remember to check countries you’re due to transit through as well as your destination.

The Information contained on this page is accurate to the best of our knowledge. It is provided as guidance only and is subject to review and change. Please check with official sources before booking and again regularly prior to travel, as information and requirements can change frequently and with little notice. Please visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office website at gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or visit gov.uk/travelaware for country-specific information.

Last updated: 17.05.2022 at 11:15