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Hotel quarantine rules for travellers to Qatar further updated

23 February 2021

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.

"Building on the previously announced return from travel policy to the State of Qatar, and in the light of the new medical data on COVID-19 in Qatar and the rest of the world, it is decided that any previous exemptions from hotel quarantine shall no longer apply for people returning back to Qatar from countries not on the green list. This new policy shall apply to all entries and exits from Qatar from Sunday, 14th. Feb. 2021," MoPH said in its tweet.


The decision makes an impact on those who have been exempted from hotel quarantine earlier, and visitors entering the State of Qatar at present.

The Health Ministry further confirmed that the existing quarantine policy for travellers entering Qatar from countries in the green list will remain as it is.

The decision will be open to review and will be further updated based on appropriate public health indicators in Qatar and the conditions in rest of the world.

Robin Vinod

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

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