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

24 July 2020

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:

  1. Brunei Darussalam
  2. Vietnam
  3. China
  4. Thailand
  5. Malaysia
  6. New Zealand
  7. Malta
  8. Finland
  9. Hungary
  10. South Korea
  11. Estonia
  12. Norway
  13. Lithuania
  14. Latvia
  15. Japan
  16. Cyprus
  17. Ireland
  18. Greece
  19. Italy
  20. Slovakia
  21. Denmark
  22. Netherlands
  23. Germany
  24. Morocco
  25. Poland
  26. France
  27. Australia
  28. Canada
  29. Slovenia
  30. Belgium
  31. United Kingdom
  32. Czechia
  33. Austria
  34. Switzerland
  35. Algeria
  36. Turkey
  37. Iceland
  38. Spain
  39. Croatia
  40. Andorra.

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.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries.

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