Qatar has implemented a new quarantine regulation for travelers flying out of Doha as part of its third phase of reopening.

Key Points:

  • Until July 31, only Qatari Nationals, their traveling companions, those with a Permanent Resident Card or other exceptionally approved Visa holders may enter Qatar.
  • From Aug. 1, pre-approved (i.e., those from “low-risk countries”) QID resident permit holders will also be able to travel to Qatar; however, they are advised not to book a quarantine hotel package until the government confirms approval to return.
  • QID resident permit holders returning from Aug. 1 to Sept. 15 will not be able to board a flight to Qatar without first receiving authorization to travel to Qatar, and then by providing confirmation of a 14-day quarantine hotel booking. The Qatari authorities have provided no guidelines yet regarding pre-authorization when returning to Qatar.
  • Qatari Nationals, their traveling companions, those with a Permanent Resident Card or other exceptionally approved Visa holders departing from Qatar on or before Sept. 15 must hold a confirmed 14-day quarantine hotel booking for their return, which they must prepay against a non-refundable voucher obtained from the government-approved quarantine hotel. Currently, only Qatari nationals are eligible to book the hotel package.
  • QID resident permit holders with return tickets are not required to present confirmation of a self-funded quarantine hotel upon exiting from Qatar.

Additional information: For further details, FAQs and hotel booking please refer to Discover Qatar website. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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