Indians coming into Qatar who has obtained Covishield Vaccine in India are eligible for quarantine exemption, stated the Indian Embassy in Doha.
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People who have taken two doses of the covishield vaccine in India are "eligible for quarantine exemption" in Qatar, the Indian Embassy in Doha said on Friday.
On its Twitter account, the embassy wrote, “Qatar authorities have confirmed that those who have obtained Covishield Vaccine in India are eligible for quarantine exemption at the time of entry into Qatar. Passengers should have obtained two-dose, completed 14 days after the second dose and carry the vaccine certificate.”
Covishield, the Oxford-AstraZenenca vaccine, is manufactured by The Serum Institute of India.
Ministry of Public Health had taken the prescribed number of doses of vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson outside Qatar will be exempt from quarantine requirements.
The Embassy also added that as per the new advisory by Qatar Authorities, with effect from April 25, passengers travelling to Qatar are required to carry a negative Covid-19 RT-PCR test certificate from an accredited lab done within 72 hours of time of arrival.