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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.

PHCC temporarily suspends Covid-19 PCR swab tests for travellers

05 April 2021
PHCC temporarily suspends Covid-19 PCR swab tests for travellers
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has temporarily suspended the provision of providing Covid-19 PCR swabs for people travelling abroad.

Qatar becomes region’s first to adopt & implement minimum wage law

21 March 2021
Qatar becomes region’s first to adopt & implement minimum wage law
Qatar has become the region’s first in adopting a non-discriminatory minimum wage by implementing the new minimum wage law on 20th March for hundreds of thousands of migrant workers.

Qatar committed to women empowerment by 2030

17 March 2021
Qatar committed to women empowerment by 2030
Member of the Arab Parliament and the Shura Council in Qatar, HE Dr. Aisha bint Youssef Al Mannai emphasized on Qatar’s commitment to ensuring that women play an active role in development.

Travel alert update by Qatar Airways for UK passengers

17 March 2021
Travel alert update by Qatar Airways for UK passengers
Qatar Airways has updated the travel alerts for UK passengers following the announcement from Britain that they have included Qatar in the travel red list since Friday morning,

Qatar Airways is region’s first to begin IATA Travel Pass Digital Passport

13 March 2021
Qatar Airways is region’s first to begin IATA Travel Pass Digital Passport
Qatar Airways will be the first Middle Eastern airline to commence trials of the new IATA Travel Pass Digital Passport mobile app, in partnership with IATA.

Qatar to play host for India’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

13 March 2021
Qatar to play host for India’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has confirmed the centralised venues for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.

No hotel quarantine for children of Covid-19 vaccinated parents

08 March 2021
No hotel quarantine for children of Covid-19 vaccinated parents
Children, whose parents have received vaccination against Covid-19, will be exempted from hotel quarantine when arriving into Qatar from red zone countries.

Qatar remains committed to 2032 Olympics bid

08 March 2021
Qatar remains committed to 2032 Olympics bid
Qatar remained committed to bidding for the 2031 Olympics despite the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continuing its exclusive talks with Brisbane.

Qatar lowers age threshold for receiving Covid-19 jab

04 March 2021
Qatar lowers age threshold for receiving Covid-19 jab
According to MOPH, the age threshold for receiving the Covid-19 vaccination has been lowered to 50 years of age.

Covid-19 vaccination may soon be mandatory for all educational staff

04 March 2021
Covid-19 vaccination may soon be mandatory for all educational staff
In order to ensure the safety of all educational and administrative staff, and for the safety of all students, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education has appealed to all educational staff to receive the Covid-19 vaccinatio...

New 24-hour multilingual WhatsApp service launched in Qatar

04 March 2021
New 24-hour multilingual WhatsApp service launched in Qatar
Qatar has launched a multilingual WhatsApp service that provides all necessary information on the labour laws of the country.

Qatar allocates Hotline number for Covid-19 vaccination for the elderly

28 February 2021
Qatar allocates Hotline number for Covid-19 vaccination for the elderly
The Ministry pointed out the fact that people over the age of 60years are at considerably higher risk of severe complications due to Covid-19.

Qatar to vaccinate 90 percent of population against Covid-19 by year-end

25 February 2021
Qatar to vaccinate 90 percent of population against Covid-19 by year-end
Qatar plans to vaccinate nearly 90 percent of its eligible population against Covid-19 before the year-end, a top official revealed.

Health Insurance now mandatory to avail health services in Qatar

25 February 2021
Health Insurance now mandatory to avail health services in Qatar
The Cabinet in Qatar yesterday approved the draft law which stipulates that residents and visitors to Qatar should obtain a health insurance to avail basic healthcare services in the country.

Hotel quarantine rules for travellers to Qatar further updated

23 February 2021
Hotel quarantine rules for travellers to Qatar further updated
All travellers entering Qatar from countries that do not come under the ‘Green List’ (low-risk countries) will have to undergo hotel quarantine, without any exemptions, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) tweeted.

Qatar Airways temporarily suspends bookings from UAE

31 January 2021
Qatar Airways temporarily suspends bookings from UAE
Qatar Airways has temporarily suspended new bookings from the UAE for next seven days over concerns by the UK government.

Visa applications to Pakistan to be processed in ‘online’ mode only

31 January 2021
Visa applications to Pakistan to be processed in ‘online’ mode only
The Embassy of Pakistan in Qatar has announced that in line with the decision by the Pakistan Government, henceforth visa applications for visiting Pakistan will be processed only through online visa portal.

10-day Flower Festival open for visitors at Souq Waqif

27 January 2021
10-day Flower Festival open for visitors at Souq Waqif
. The 10-day festival showcases local nurseries and provides opportunity for gardening enthusiasts to purchase saplings of various flowers.

Doha recognized as second ‘safest’ city in the world

27 January 2021
Doha recognized as second ‘safest’ city in the world
Qatar has received global distinction in safety, as it has been declared the second safest city in the world.
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