Qatar MOCI: restaurants located in tourist areas can start providing shisha services outdoors from Sunday (October 3).
04 October 2021, 12:00 AM
31 October 2021, 12:00 AM
After a ban of more than a year due to the global coronavirus pandemic, cafes and restaurants in Qatar are allowed again to serve the shisha while observing health precautions.
The step is part of relaxed measures announced in Qatar, which has recently seen a steep drop in COVID-19 cases.
Qatar Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Thursday said restaurants located in tourist areas can start providing shisha services outdoors from Sunday (October 3).
The announcement comes after the Cabinet approved the fourth phase of lifting COVID-19 restrictions, which include further easing of curbs on restaurants and cafes.
In line with Wednesday’s Cabinet decision, the ministry said restaurants and cafes with a “Clean Qatar” certificate can provide dine-in services at 75 percent capacity indoors and at full capacity outdoors.
Restaurants and cafes that meet the conditions determined by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry can now provide dine-in services at 40 percent capacity indoors and 50 percent outdoors. Children under 12 years of age, but accompanied by their families, are allowed in closed spaces.