Qatar exempted recipients of two doses of vaccination against COVID-19 from quarantine.
Qatar , Qatar
20 February 2021, 12:00 AM
28 February 2021, 12:00 AM
Qatar has said that its citizens and foreign residents who have received two doses of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempted from quarantine when they return to the country from abroad, or after coming into contact with a positive case, according to the Qatari news agency QNA.
Exemption from the quarantine will be applied 14 days after receiving the second dose, Dr Abdulatif Al Khal, the head of Qatar’s national strategic health group in charge of tackling COVID-19 said.
The exempted person should also test negative in the coronavirus-detecting PCR test conducted following return to Qatar or after coming in touch with a positive case, he added.
Exemption from quarantine in Qatar is valid for three months, starting from 14 days after getting the second dose of the vaccine, the official added.
“This duration can be extended in the future after obtaining more clinical evidence,” said Dr Al Khal.
However, Quarantine still applies to all other travellers. While people coming to Qatar from high-risk countries should quarantine in a hotel for a week, those from countries in Qatar’s green list can be self-isolated at home.
Arrivals from non-green countries need to book their hotel accommodation through the Discover Qatar website before arrival.