The Public Health Ministry has published the list of low-risk countries on its website.
The Government Communications Office had on 22nd July issued reviewed travel policy, which is effective from today.
As per the policy, arrivals to Qatar from low-risk countries are required to take up a coronavirus test on arrival at the airport and they are required to sign a formal pledge to adhere to the home quarantine for a week.
After one week, the traveller will have to go to one of the dedicated health centres to get another coronavirus test. If the result is positive, the traveller will be transferred to isolation. If negative, the quarantine period would ned that week and the traveller’s status on Ehteraz app will change to green.
The list of 40 low-risk countries include:
- Brunei Darussalam
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
The list of low-risk countries will be reviewed once in two weeks.
In case there are accredited Covid-19 testing centres in any of the se low-risk countries, the traveller can obtain a Covid-free certificate from one of these centres, to be exempted from taking the test upon arrival at Qatar airport, provided, the date of obtaining the certificate does not exceed 48 hours prior to travel.