Qatar Travel And Quarantine Rules: Covid Policy (2024)

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, most countries implemented special entry and exit restrictions. Qatar, being a highly visited destination, had imposed various measures from time to time to control the spread of the pandemic.

As the world cautiously emerges from the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, nations are adapting their travel policies to align with evolving circumstances. The travel policy by Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is reviewed from time to time, depending on the domestic and international situation.

This article explains everything about Qatar Travel and Quarantine rules in place now, including entry restrictions and eligibility for home quarantine.

Qatar Travel And Quarantine Updates

On April 1, 2023, Qatar took a decisive step by lifting the last remaining COVID-19 travel restriction. This development signifies a promising shift in the global landscape, reflecting improved COVID-19 statuses in many parts of the world.

Travellers entering Qatar are no longer subject to COVID-19-related restrictions or requirements, offering a sense of relief and freedom to those eager to explore this vibrant destination.

Protect Yourself

The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar emphasizes the importance of maintaining vigilance in safeguarding health amidst the changing circumstances. While there are no longer specific travel restrictions, travellers are encouraged to adhere to standard infection prevention measures.

This includes staying updated on the latest COVID-19 developments, obtaining the updated COVID-19 booster vaccine, and monitoring both local and international updates on COVID-19 situations and requirements in their destination countries.

Current Safety Requirements

One notable aspect of Qatar’s policy is the requirement for everyone to wear a face mask when inside health facilities. This measure underscores the nation’s commitment to prioritizing public health and safety, even as travel restrictions ease. Visitors are expected to respect this requirement and adhere to it diligently during their stay in Qatar.

For those planning a trip to Qatar, the updated travel and return policy offers a welcome reassurance. With restrictions lifted and a renewed focus on preventative measures, travellers can look forward to experiencing the beauty and hospitality of Qatar without the shadow of COVID-19 looming over their journey.

Travellers must remain informed about any changes to Qatar’s Travel and Return Policy through official sources and websites before embarking on their journey. Staying abreast of the latest guidelines ensures a smooth travel experience and helps mitigate any potential disruptions.

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  1. I booked Mekaines hotel on 10th March 2022, and I am a vaccinated person, now I am on Vacation, please advise according to the Qatar new low if I would be able to cancel the booking and get back the cost?

  2. Hallo Doha guides,
    Sir I book quarantine hotel I pay qatar government announced new rules fully vaccinated people now not quarantine no hotel booking cancel.oftar my money return giving.pls give me sajest me sir.

  3. shajid areekkadan

    Hello DohaGuides,
    My wife and kids are travelling from India on a new permanent visa (wife is fully vaccinated but not kids off course). Are my kids considered ‘visitor from exceptional red listed country’ even though they are on PERMANENT visa? if so, not allowed to enter Qatar? Would they be allowed to enter since travelling with vaccinated parent? please advise.


  4. I am from Nepal fully vaccinated…with jansen .but I have booked 10 days to apply for refund sir..please help me…my agency told me that it is compulsory…and the rule has been changed since Oct 6.
    What is the procedure


    Dear Sir,
    Greetings for the day..
    I am an Indian Citizen and fully vaccinated..
    For Indian citizen can get on Arrival visa..? If yes can you help to share the details..( If not please help to share the details How to get Visa)

    Thanks alot

  6. Dear Sir,
    I am planning to visit Qatar this coming October; I am from red list Country but , Fully Vaccinated ( two doses of Pfizer) ,
    I would like to inquire if it’s mandatory to book a quarantine hotel.
    Best regards.

  7. What Is the procedure of quarantine under 21 age new visas in makenas one of my friend book quarantine In makenas but he is under 21 age makenas inform through mail book Hotel quarantine what is the best procedure kindly help in this regards

  8. My ehtetaz app is not updating even after my pcr negative result is released. It is still in green color but not updated at all. No record or so

  9. Can I book any hotel package in Qatar to serve my quarantine period?
    I belong to the Group B category of visitors. I tried booking via Discover Qatar but I am being asked for QID which I do not have since I am a resident of UAE (Nationality-Indian).
    How can I enter the country on visit visa and serve my quarantine as per the updated laws

  10. Are un vaccinated expectant resident mothers traveling from a yellow zone country exempted from hotel quarantine if traveling with a vaccinated husband?

  11. Please explain what is mean by there is no exception for unvaccinated children travelling from red list countries under family visit.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Suhai, Currently unvaccinated children (visitors) from red list countries are not getting approval to travel. We’ll update if there is any change to this rule.

      1. Hi how about the unvaccinated children 13 y/0 from special high risk country country like philippine. Are they allowed to entry under family visit visa?

  12. Dear sir/ mam I had made my qarantine booking in Mekanis but now rules are changing from QATAR government so money will be refunded of Full or partial
    Please advise

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Karunesh, Please make the request for a refund. You would receive a full refund if the booking is after 12th July.

      1. Dear sir I mekanish hotel booking but I took two doses of vaccine from Qatar I have a certificate so will my hotel be cancel so can I get the money back?How long will you return the exclusion


    when can we expect MoPH Qatar to lift mandatory 10 days quarantine for travellers from these 6 countries?

  14. Can me and my husband share a room in hotel to book for the quarantine stay? If yes, how? It will be less expenses for us if it’s possible. Thank you

  15. my family 7 days hotel corontine after 6 days covoid test found wife and kids positive and given again 14 days home corontine is after complete of 14 days corontine need any again test OR ehtraz automaticaly Green

  16. My daughter in Indian have taken 2 doses of Indian made COVISHIELD vaccine , with the second dosage administered on 22 Feb 2021 with the certificate titled as FINAL CERTIFICATE FOR COVID-19 VACCINATION. I have recently applied for the quarantine exception through [email protected] , but they are asking for certificate for dosage nr-1 . There is no such certificate in India how can I get the necessary assistance for the quarantine exception.

    In India this certificate is being issued through the AAROGYASETHU APP same as our ETERAZ in Qatar.


    [email protected]

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Radhakrishnan, Please check if your vaccination certificate has details of the first dosage. We believe the Final Certificate issued in India usually has only the second dose details. MOPH is asking for details about the first dose. There is another provisional certificate (issued after the first dose) that has details about the first dose. Please see how you can get that.