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Qatar lifts mask mandate in closed places from 21st May 2022

19 May 2022

Qatar has decided to lift more Covid-19 restrictions such as the necessity of masks in closed public places from 21st May 2022.

The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani. The regular meeting was held in the Cabinet this afternoon at its Headquarters in the Amiri Diwan.

In the meeting, the Cabinet decided to lift further Covid19 restrictions like the necessity of mask in closed public places. The Cabinet listened to explanations give by the Minister of Public Health, HE Dr. Hanan bint Mohamed Al Kuwari, regarding latest developments to contain the spread of Covid19, and upon reviewing the report of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management, the following was decided regarding gradual lifting of restrictions.

  • The entry restrictions to all closed public places have been lifted. The EHTERAZ app can be checked to ensure green status for entry.
  • If conducting any exhibitions, conferences or events, stick to the requirements set by Ministry of Public Health.
  • Allow all employees to work from their workplace whether in government or private sector.
  • Rapid Antigen test for employees at government and private sectors is not obligatory.
  • Mask requirement for nationals, residents and visitors in closed public places have been lifted, although it still has to be used within health facilities or when using public transportation.
  • Employees and workers in government and private sectors, whose nature of work requires interacting with public in open places need not wear masks during work hours, but those working in closed places will have to wear.
  • All nationals, residents and visitors should activate ETHERAZ app on smart phones when leaving house for any reason.
  • Compliance with health requirements, precautionary measures, procedures, and controls determined by Ministry of Public Health will be taken into consideration.
  • Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Public Health, and other government agencies will take the necessary measures in this regard to ensure adherence to procedures, health requirements, precautionary measures and established controls.
  • All these decisions will get effective on 21st May 2022 until further notice.

Robin Vinod

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

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