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India-Qatar air bubble deal extended until 31st July 2021

05 July 2021
India-Qatar air bubble deal extended until 31st July 2021
The air bubble deal between Qatar and India, which had expired on 30th June, has been further extended until 31st July 2021, the Indian Embassy in Qatar announced last week.

Smart Technologies helped Qatar avoid complete lockdown amidst pandemic

27 June 2021
Smart Technologies helped Qatar avoid complete lockdown amidst pandemic
By investing in smart technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, Qatar was able to avoid complete lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic, a senior official at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said.

Qatar mandates weekly Covid-19 tests for unvaccinated employees

23 June 2021
Qatar mandates weekly Covid-19 tests for unvaccinated employees
All unvaccinated employees working in private and public sectors in Qatar are now required to take up weekly Covid-19 tests.

Prices for water sport activities in Qatar slashed by half

15 June 2021
Prices for water sport activities in Qatar slashed by half
Katara has slashed the rates for all water sport activities by 50 percent.

Qatar may achieve herd immunity against Covid-19 within a month

11 June 2021
Qatar may achieve herd immunity against Covid-19 within a month
Qatar is likely to achieve herd immunity against Covid-19 within a month, a senior health official said yesterday, speaking during a virtual conference.

France allows entry to fully vaccinated Qatari travellers without quarantine

07 June 2021
France allows entry to fully vaccinated Qatari travellers without quarantine
France is likely to reopen its borders for fully-vaccinated travellers from Qatar, holding a valid visa, from 9th June in view of the improvement of Covid-19 situation in Qatar and France.

Travellers arriving in Qatar to undergo random Covid-19 PCR tests

03 June 2021
Travellers arriving in Qatar to undergo random Covid-19 PCR tests
The Ministry of Public Health said that a small section of travellers arriving in Qatar may be subjected to random Covid-19 tests, which would be administered free of cost at the airport.

Qatar to house region’s largest solar-powered electric charging station

26 May 2021
Qatar to house region’s largest solar-powered electric charging station
Ashghal will build an electric charging stations that operates on solar energy, which will be the largest electric charging station in the region, controlling the operation of all sites involved.

Mask not mandatory when travelling with family members in a car

26 May 2021
Mask not mandatory when travelling with family members in a car
Nationals and residents do not have to wear masks when travelling with family members in a car, according to latest directives by the Qatar Cabinet.

Travellers from green-list countries exempted from hotel quarantine

22 May 2021
Travellers from green-list countries exempted from hotel quarantine
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Qatar said that people coming in from green-listed countries, and certain groups of people from countries that are not on green list will be exempted from hotel quarantine in Qatar.

People over 30 years now eligible for vaccination in Qatar

19 May 2021
People over 30 years now eligible for vaccination in Qatar
The age threshold eligibility for Covid-19 vaccine in Qatar has been lowered to 30 years from today, announced the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in its latest statement.

Qatar sends medical aid to India in support to fight the Covid-19 pandemic

16 May 2021
Qatar sends medical aid to India in support to fight the Covid-19 pandemic
A medical aid shipment arrived at the Republic of India from the State of Qatar on Thursday on board Qatari Amiri Air Force aircraft to support India’s efforts to address the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic.

Registration for Pfizer vaccine now open for children aged 12 to 15 years

16 May 2021
Registration for Pfizer vaccine now open for children aged 12 to 15 years
Parents in Qatar can register their children aged 12 to 15 years to take the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine through the Ministry of Public Health website from 16th May.

Quarantine exemption of vaccines extended to 9 months in Qatar

13 May 2021
Quarantine exemption of vaccines extended to 9 months in Qatar
The validity for quarantine exemption of all vaccines administered in Qatar has been now extended to nine months from the earlier six months, the Ministry of Public Health announced.

Qatar to gradually lift coronavirus restrictions from 28th May

10 May 2021
Qatar to gradually lift coronavirus restrictions from 28th May
Qatar has announced its decision to gradually begin lifting coronavirus-related measures in four phases, with first phase starting on 28th May.

Eid Al Fitr holidays announced in Qatar

07 May 2021
Eid Al Fitr holidays announced in Qatar
For ministries, public institutions and other government entities, the holiday begins on 9th May 2021, Sunday (Ramadan 27, 1442), and will end on 18th May 2021, Tuesday.

World Cup likely to attract one million visitors & tourists to Qatar

06 May 2021
World Cup likely to attract one million visitors & tourists to Qatar
With Qatar’s ongoing preparations to host the FIFA World Cup 2022, which is the first in the Arab World and the Middle East.

New guidelines issued for passengers from India to Qatar

01 May 2021
New guidelines issued for passengers from India to Qatar
According to the new guidelines for passengers from India to Qatar, 10 days of hotel quarantine is mandatory.

Qatar begins countdown to FIFA Arab Cup on 27th April

28 April 2021
Qatar begins countdown to FIFA Arab Cup on 27th April
Qatar has begun its countdown to the first-ever FIFA Arab Cup, due to open on 27th April in Qatar, which will host the draw for the tournament at Katara Opera House in Doha.

60 percent of eligible Qatar population to be vaccinated within two months

20 April 2021
60 percent of eligible Qatar population to be vaccinated within two months
About 60 percent of the eligible population in Qatar will receive vaccination against Covid-19 within two months by continuing at the current pace, a senior official at Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said.

Qatar permits hiring domestic workers from seven countries

17 April 2021
Qatar permits hiring domestic workers from seven countries
Amidst stringent precautionary measures to limit the spread of Covid-19, Qatar has allowed recruitment of domestic workers from seven countries.

Lusail Stadium to be completed by the year-end

13 April 2021
Lusail Stadium to be completed by the year-end
With a capacity of 80,000, Lusail Stadium will be the biggest tournament venue for the 2022 World Cup to be held from November next year.

Qatar Airways is world’s first to operate a full Covid-19 vaccinated flight

11 April 2021
Qatar Airways is world’s first to operate a full Covid-19 vaccinated flight
According to latest reports, the QR6421 flight which carries all vaccinated passengers and crew members, departed from the Hamad International Airport.

New and stringent Covid-19 restrictions now back in Qatar

11 April 2021
New and stringent Covid-19 restrictions now back in Qatar
Qatar has announced stringent restrictions pertaining to Covid-19 amidst concerns about growing number of cases in the past weeks.

Only virtual consultations permitted for all non-essential PHCC services

05 April 2021
Only virtual consultations permitted for all non-essential PHCC services
The PHCC has announced that effective 4th April 2021, all non-essential services will be done only through virtual consultations using both telephone and video.
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