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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Qatar
Data Last Updated: September 05, 2020

General Information

Quarantine Required

Are you Transiting/Connecting in Doha, Qatar? See all the latest regulations here

Qatar has reopened its borders to foreign travellers from certain countries on August 1. 

Currently, entry to the State of Qatar is only permitted to Qatari nationals and residents permit holders.

The country will only accept arrivals from "low-risk countries" and will be required to take a coronavirus test at the airport and sign a formal pledge to adhere to quarantine at home for a week.

Passengers from all destinations served by Qatar Airways can still travel with the airline and transit through Hamad International Airport in Doha, subject to entry restrictions at their final destination. Some flights may have been cancelled or altered because of the operational challenges faced due to Covid-19. Certain travelers from certain countries require a test before boarding a Qatar Airways flight, see the full details here


Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

Qatari authorities announced that they would begin the initial steps of Phase 4 of its plan to lift the country's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions from Sept. 1.

On the fourth phase, large gatherings including wedding parties will be permitted, and theatres and cinemas will reopen.

Gyms and salons can resume business and all employees may return to their workplaces under strict health precautions.

Airlines & Transport

Transit without testing/quarantine is possible in Qatar's Doha Airport if connecting onwards to another destination and having the same ticket for the entire journey.

As of August 13, certain travelers from certain high-risk countries require a test before boarding a Qatar Airways flight, see the full details here

Qatar Airways has resumed flights to 80 destinations since June. Qatar Airways was one of the few carriers to continue regular flights to 30 destinations during global lockdowns. Qatar Airways says it plans to fly a summer schedule to more than 80 destinations worldwide.

On September 1, Qatar will allow more inbound flights from low-risk countries. Arrivals from low-risk countries must take a COVID-19 test and undergo a one-week quarantine.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Test Required For Tourists From:

39 Countries

Algeria

Andorra

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brunei

Canada

China

Croatia

Cyprus

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Latvia

Lithuania

Malaysia

Malta

Morocco

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Poland

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Spain

Switzerland

Thailand

Turkey

United Kingdom

Vietnam

Not Allowing Tourists From:

203 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

American Samoa

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

Christmas Island

Cocos Islands

Colombia

Comoros

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Cuba

Curaçao

Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of Congo

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Fiji

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guernsey

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Isle of Man

Israel

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Jersey

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Macao

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Maldives

Mali

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norfolk Island

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Republic of Congo

Réunion

Romania

Russia

Rwanda

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sint Maarten

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Georgia

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Sweden

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos

Tuvalu

U.S. Virgin Islands

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican City

Venezuela

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Information for Non-Tourists

On August 1, Qatari citizens, their spouses and children, and those with permanent residency can travel outside the country and return at any time.

Residents outside the country will also be allowed to return to Qatar starting August 1, based on a series of priorities, including public health indicators, the nature of the needs of the various government and semi-government sectors and humanitarian case.

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