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Qatar’s new quarantine policies for air travellers takes effect

03 August 2020
Qatar’s new quarantine policies for air travellers takes effect
For arrivals to Qatar from low-risk countries, the GCO said that people will have to undergo Covid-19 test on arrival at the airport, provided, they obtain a Covid-19 negative certificate.

Now apply for ‘Exceptional Entry Permit’ live on Qatar Portal

03 August 2020
Now apply for ‘Exceptional Entry Permit’ live on Qatar Portal
This is a temporary service that is being provided to residents of Qatar who are unable to return to the State due to the restrictions imposed owing to Covid-19.

Doha postpones World Horticultural Exhibition to October 2023

30 July 2020
Doha postpones World Horticultural Exhibition to October 2023
The International Horticultural Exhibition, which was due to be held in Doha in 2021 has been postponed to October 2023, announced the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) in Qatar.

Qatar Chamber develops “Labour Re-employment Platform” successfully

30 July 2020
Qatar Chamber develops “Labour Re-employment Platform” successfully
The initiative called “Labour Re-employment Platform”, which enables companies seeking to hire fresh employees to login to the platform and choose their preferred candidates.

Qatar aims to host 2032 Olympics for the first time

29 July 2020
Qatar aims to host 2032 Olympics for the first time
The National Olympic Committee in Qatar took the first step just ahead of a potential bid process, by seeking to join the non-committal dialogue phase with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Schools in Qatar to re-open in three phases from 1st September

27 July 2020
Schools in Qatar to re-open in three phases from 1st September
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar announced that from 1st September, all public and private schools in Qatar will begin the 2020-21 academic year in three phases.

List of 40 ‘low-risk’ countries as published by Qatar Health Ministry

24 July 2020
List of 40 ‘low-risk’ countries as published by Qatar Health Ministry
The Government Communications Office had on 22nd July issued reviewed travel policy, which is effective from today.

Qatar to open borders to foreign travellers from 1st August

23 July 2020
Qatar to open borders to foreign travellers from 1st August
Qatar will open its borders to foreign travellers and will also permit nationals and permanent residents to travel in and out of the country from 1st August, as per the latest government statement.

Workforce in Qatar gradually returning to offices

21 July 2020
Workforce in Qatar gradually returning to offices
In future, the workplaces will see an increased ‘hot-desks’ and meeting rooms rather than usual workstations, and there will be more flexibility towards employees working from home.

Qatar to reopen schools from 1st September 2020

20 July 2020
Qatar to reopen schools from 1st September 2020
The Qatari Ministry of Education and Higher Education has announced that students of government and private schools can return to their classrooms from 1st September when the academic year 2020-21 begins.

Qatar to host international snooker tournaments this year

17 July 2020
Qatar to host international snooker tournaments this year
As per the details, Qatar will host the IBSF World Championships – men’s and women’s events and the Masters.

Qatar leads as the safest country in the world

14 July 2020
Qatar leads as the safest country in the world
Qatar continued to lead as the safest country in the world, as per the 2020 mid-year Numbeo Crime Index that tracks 133 countries.

Qatar’s Msheireb Museums reopens doors to visitors

06 July 2020
Qatar’s Msheireb Museums reopens doors to visitors
Msheireb Museums, the four heritage houses and the cultural destination at Msheireb Downtown Doha has reopened doors for visitors.

Qatar Ministry outlines new guidelines effective 1st July 2020

01 July 2020
Qatar Ministry outlines new guidelines effective 1st July 2020
Qatar’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry revealed details of the second phase of gradual lifting of restrictions imposed on shopping centres, malls, restaurants, street markets, which gets effective on 1st July 2020.

Registration of National Address mandatory prior to 26th July 2020

27 June 2020
Registration of National Address mandatory prior to 26th July 2020
The Interior Ministry in Qatar has made it mandatory for nationals and residents to register their National Address prior to the July 26th 2020 deadline.

Qatar to host a pre-World Cup tournament test-run in 2021

26 June 2020
Qatar to host a pre-World Cup tournament test-run in 2021
Qatar will host a pan-Arab football tournament in November and December 2021 as a test-run, exactly a year ahead of the actual 2022 World Cup, the Soccer Association in Qatar revealed yesterday.

Qatar permits 50 percent staff in public & private offices from 1st July

25 June 2020
Qatar permits 50 percent staff in public & private offices from 1st July
The regular Cabinet meeting which was held in Qatar yesterday began with a presentation by HE the Minister of Public Health about the latest developments in reducing the spread of coronavirus.

Museums and Heritage sites in Qatar to reopen on 1st July

23 June 2020
Museums and Heritage sites in Qatar to reopen on 1st July
The reopening is in line with Ministry’s second phase of the general resumption of public activity in Qatar, based on milestones achieved in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Qatar issues guidelines to perform prayers in Mosques

22 June 2020
Qatar issues guidelines to perform prayers in Mosques
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Qatar has issued guidelines to perform prayers in Mosques during the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar.

Qatar Airways begins flights to the United States from today

19 June 2020
Qatar Airways begins flights to the United States from today
While all other airlines from the Gulf suspended operations, Qatar Airways continued to work with the US Government and the airports to take more than 160,000 stranded people home from Africa, India, Australasia and the Middle Eas...

Pre-entry permits can be renewed through Metrash2

17 June 2020
Pre-entry permits can be renewed through Metrash2
The new services provided by the ministry forms part of its efforts to facilitate procedures in view of the precautionary measures taken to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Qatar’s latest 2022 World Cup Stadium virtually launched

16 June 2020
Qatar’s latest 2022 World Cup Stadium virtually launched
Qatar in a virtual presentation, launched the latest stadium to be completed for the 2022 Soccer World Cup, and dedicated it to frontline workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Qatar announces guidelines for first phase of lockdown easing plan

13 June 2020
Qatar announces guidelines for first phase of lockdown easing plan
The measure includes operating the mall with just 30 percent capacity, banning smoking at the entrance, and following all other preventive measures issued by the health ministry.

Qatar’s Meddy introduces telemedicine solutions

13 June 2020
Qatar’s Meddy introduces telemedicine solutions
Qatar’s largest doctor booking platform, the Qatar-based Meddy, has now introduced telemedicine solutions, which makes it easier for doctors to treat the patients virtually.

Six more flights to connect Doha and India from 18th June

10 June 2020
Six more flights to connect Doha and India from 18th June
The Indian External Affairs Ministry has published its new list of flights from Doha to various Indian cities, as part of repatriation efforts by the Indian Government.
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