The Qatari government recently updated its country classifications lists and other COVID-19 travel protocols.

Key Points:

  • On Aug. 23, Qatar updated the COVID-19 greenyellow and red country classification lists. Officials removed some countries from the green list; most countries are accounted for on the red list.
  • Individuals who are not Qatari citizens or residents must complete the pre-registration form on the Ehteraz website 12 hours before traveling to the country to receive an entry permit.
    • Such individuals must wait to receive Ehteraz approval before traveling.
    • Qatari citizens and residents are no longer required to complete the online pre-registration travel on the Ehteraz website.
  • More information on entry requirement and health protocols for all individuals arriving into Qatar can be found here.

Additional Information: Officials instated the pre-registration website to simplify entry procedures for individuals arriving in Qatar. Travelers who completed the pre-registration form and uploaded all required documents have access to a fast-track entry route, making it faster and easier to enter the country.

BAL Analysis: The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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