qatar updates travel restrictions: Omikron: Qatar changes travel restrictions; Effective from tomorrow

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Doha: The Qatari Ministry of Health has announced a new travel policy for people from countries that have been placed on a special red list in the wake of reports of a new variant of the COVID, the Omicron virus, in some African countries. The revised rules apply to people from countries including Botswana, Egypt, Swatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The changes will take effect on December 1

The new terms are a seven-day home or hotel quarantine for citizens, a seven-day hotel quarantine for GCC citizens and a two-day hotel and five-day quarantine for expatriates. Hotel quarantine is also a must for visitors arriving from these places. The new policy will take effect on December 1 at 6 p.m.

Seven-day quarantine for Qatari citizens

A seven-day home quarantine is mandatory for Qatari nationals from countries on the special red list. Those interested can also stay at Hotel Quarantine. Before leaving for Qatar, you need a PCR negative certificate taken within 72 hours. There is no age limit for PCR test. The PCR test should be performed on the sixth day immediately upon arrival in Qatar. If the test result on the sixth day is negative, the quarantine can be terminated on the seventh day.

GCC: Seven days hotel quarantine

Seven days hotel quarantine when citizens of GCC countries arrive in Qatar. Is mandatory. It makes no difference whether you are completely vaccinated or not. Must have a PCR Negative Certificate taken within 72 hours of travel to Qatar. The PCR test should be performed on the sixth day immediately upon arrival in Qatar. If the test result on the sixth day is negative, the quarantine can be omitted and returned home.

Travel terms for expatriates

The new requirement is that expatriates with a Qatar visa must be fully vaccinated for two days at the hotel quarantine and five days at the home quarantine. You must also have a PCR negative certificate taken within 72 hours of the trip. The PCR test will be performed on the sixth day immediately upon arrival in Qatar. PCR testing should be done at the hotel quarantine while staying at the hotel and at home quarantine at primary health centers or private clinics.

Hotel quarantine is seven days for those who have not been vaccinated. Must have PCR Negative Certificate taken within 72 hours of travel. The PCR test will be performed on the sixth day immediately upon arrival in Qatar.

Those coming on a visitor visa

Hotel visitors are required to stay in the hotel quarantine for seven days if they are fully vaccinated. Must have PCR Negative Certificate taken within 72 hours of travel. The PCR test will be performed on the sixth day immediately upon arrival in Qatar. The ministry said entry into these countries on a visit visa would not be allowed without vaccination.

Conditions for those coming from India

Expatriates with a Qatari visa must stay in the hotel quarantine for two days if they are fully vaccinated. Kovid PCR negative certificate within 72 hours of travel and PCR check on first day at hotel upon arrival in Qatar are also mandatory. Hotel quarantine is seven days for those who have not been vaccinated. A PCR negative certificate and a PCR test on the sixth day are mandatory. But for those who come on a visitor visa fully vaccinated, the hotel quarantine is two days. You will also need a PCR negative certificate and a PCR check on the first day at the hotel. Those who have not been vaccinated will not be able to enter India on a visitor’s visa.

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