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Qatar Travel Restrictions

89.10% of citizens have been vaccinated No change since last week
Unvaccinated visitors from the United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Qatar.
Vaccinated visitors from the United States can enter Qatar with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Qatar for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Qatar entry details and exceptions

Most travelers can enter Qatar, but there are restrictions.

Unvaccinated travelers from Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, or Sri Lanka are not allowed to enter Qatar. Fully vaccinated travelers, Qatari citizens and residents, and GCC citizens are exempted from this entry restriction.


Outgoing travel to QatarTraveling from the United States to Qatar

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from the United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken within 48 hours before departing to Qatar.

Details and exceptions
All travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken from a medical center authorized by the health authorities in the country of departure. Uploading the test result via electronic pre-registration form is not mandatory, but it helps accelerate entry into the country. Travelers who do not upload the test result online must present the original copy of the PCR test to the airlines to be able to board. Presenting a pre-departure PCR test result is optional for GCC and EU citizens and residents. However, travelers who choose not to present the pre-departure test will be required to take a rapid antigen test, at an authorized private clinic, up to 24 hours after arrival in Qatar. This requirement does not apply to fully vaccinated citizens and residents, fully vaccinated GCC citizens or residents and EU citizens or residents, citizens and residents arriving from non-red countries and travelers under the age of 12.
Travelers may need to undergo random COVID-19 testing on arrival.
Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from the United States will need to quarantine for 5 days upon entering Qatar.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions
Most travelers without a valid vaccination certificate must quarantine at a hotel on arrival and at their own cost. Qatari citizens, residents, and travelers with first-degree relatives in Qatar can quarantine at home. Travelers must take a COVID-19 test on day 5 of arrival at their quarantine hotel to end quarantine with a negative result. Those who test positive must continue quarantine at government isolation facilities. This requirement does not apply to travelers with a valid vaccination certificate.
Fully vaccinated from the Philippines, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka must quarantine at a hotel for 1 day on arrival and at their own cost. Travelers must take a COVID-19 test on day 1 of arrival at their quarantine hotel to end quarantine with a negative result. This requirement does not apply to citizens and residents of Qatar.
Documents
Travelers who are not fully vaccinated must book their mandatory hotel quarantine accommodation through the “Discover Qatar” website before arriving in Qatar. This requirement is different for Qatari citizens and residents, GCC citizens, and First-degree relatives.
Travelers must complete a travel registration form at least 3 days before arrival in Qatar. Online pre-registration is optional for citizens and residents of Qatar. This requirement does not apply to fully vaccinated travelers with valid vaccine certificate issued by GCC countries: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates, fully vaccinated travelers from the EU who present certificate through the COVPass health app.
All travelers must carry a paper version of the acknowledgment form before arrival in Qatar. This requirement does not apply to fully vaccinated citizens and residents who are not coming from a red health measures country on the condition that they should be vaccinated in Qatar.
All travelers must download the Ehteraz mobile application and activate it on their mobile phones using a local or international SIM card.
All travelers must download the Ehteraz mobile application and activate it on their mobile phones using a local or international SIM card.
Health Pass for Public Activity
Travelers must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result taken a maximum of 24 hours, or a valid proof of vaccination to enter public spaces such as restaurants, movie theaters, museums, theaters, historical sites, casinos, music venues, gyms, sporting facilities.
Electronic Travel Authorization
The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is eligible for travelers who hold a residence permit or visitor visa to specific countries entering Qatar. It is an online application. If approved, you'll receive your eTA confirmation electronically. When you arrive in Qatar, border crossing will ask for your passport and check their electronic records to ensure you have the proper visas. Your eTA is electronically linked to your passport and valid for up to 30 days. When you receive a new passport, you must apply for a new eTA.
Electronic Visitor Visa
An eVisa is the fastest and easiest way of obtaining a Qatari visa as you can submit an application and supporting documents online. If approved, you'll receive your eVisa confirmation electronically. When you arrive in Qatar, border crossing will ask for your passport and eVisa to ensure you have the proper visas

Return travelReturning to the United States from Qatar

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Qatar must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken within 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departure to the United States.

Details and exceptions
Effective:December 6th, 2021: A COVID-19 negative test result taken within 1 day before departure must be presented to the airline before boarding your flight. This applies to ALL incoming air travelers, regardless of vaccination status or nationality.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from test requirements as well as travelers who have both valid proof or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past 90 days and a letter from a valid healthcare authority who has stated that they are cleared for travel. Refer to the CDC Website for more details.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Qatar are not required to quarantine upon entering the United States.

Details and exceptions
Foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. immigrants) who are not fully vaccinated and are permitted to travel to the US by air by meeting certain vaccine exemptions are required to self quarantine for 7 days, unless they have a valid COVID-19 recovery document.
Travelers should also follow state and local requirements and recommendations after travel.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Qatar

Masks:Required in public spaces.

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