Qatar Entry Policy for Travelers from New York

For more details, please visit: Qatar Ministry of Public Health Link

     https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Documents/PDFs/RED-COUNTRIES.ARB.pdf

  • The State of Qatar has classified countries in green, yellow, and red lists according to the level of risk in each country.

     

  • The United States is considered among the red List (click on the following link to view the list):  

REDCOUNTRIES.https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Documents/PDFs/RED-COUNTRIES-ENG.pdf

Qatar Travel and Return Policy for visitors from Red List countries 

 

  • Entry restrictions for non-Qatari residents travelling from red List Countries, and who have been fully Vaccinated with one of the approved / conditionally approved Vaccines by Ministry of Public Health in Qatar:

     

    • It is still mandatory for visitors to obtain a travel permit  at least (12) hours before travel, and the passengers will be required to download all  official documents and present the travel permit to the airline employees (in case of travelling through Hamad International Airport) to allow them  to board the aircraft, or to the immigration employees at the land borders (in the event of traveling through Abu Samra land port).
    • Entry shall be restricted to Fully vaccinated passenger
    • Shall be exempt from quarantine in the event of obtaining vaccine doses licensed by the Ministry of Public Health and a period of (14) days has elapsed after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or from a single dose in the case of the single-dose vaccine.
    • Unvaccinated children aged 12 years and below travelling with their fully vaccinated parents will be subject to home quarantine. However, they will be required to undergo a rapid antigen test upon their arrival in the State of Qatar.
    • Passengers must download and activate the Ehteraz app on their mobile phones using locally approved SIM cards which can be obtained from a local provider (Ooredoo or Vodafone).

Lists of approved / conditionally approved Vaccines by Ministry h in Qatar:

Approved Vaccines* Conditionally approved vaccines:
Pfizer/ BioNTech (Comirnaty) Sinopharm vaccine
Moderna (Spikefax)
AstraZeneca (Coveshield / Oxford /Vaxepheria)
Jansen/ Johnson & Johnson (only one dose)

 

  • Travelers who are fully vaccinated with the above specified conditionally approved vaccines shall undergo antibody test upon arrival, if the result is positive, they shall be exempt from the quarantine requirements; if the result is negative, the passenger will be required to do PCR test upon arrival and must undergo Hotel quarantine for (07) days if they are travelling from yellow listed countries

  • Passengers who have taken one of the recognized vaccines must submit the original vaccination certificate, which shall include the following information:
  1. Name of the passenger and it must match the passport.
  2. Dose dates according to type of the vaccine (one dose for Jansen vaccine and two doses for other vaccines).
  3. Type/name of the vaccine.
  4. Lot number of the vaccine (if any).
  5. Official logo or seal of the vaccination authority.

  • It is the responsibility of the individuals to make sure of any changes to the travel and return policy of the State of Qatar through the official sources and websites previously mentioned before planning travel.

Bordering Requirement

  1. Pre-electronic registration through (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) is mandatory for visitors  to obtain a travel permit at least (12) hours before travel, and the passengers will be required to download all  official documents and present the travel permit to the airline employees (in case of travelling through Hamad International Airport) to allow them  to board the aircraft, or to the immigration employees at the land borders (in the event of traveling through Abu Samra land port). The goal of launching the pre-registration platform (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) is to make it faster and smoother for travelers arriving at all ports of entry into the country.
  2. A PCR test must be conducted at an approved medical center by the local Ministry of Health in the country of departure before travelling to the State of Qatar.
  3. Immunity period for the vaccinated individuals is (12) months, starting after 14 days from the date of the second dose and the immunity period can be extended based on any new data in this regard.

Ehteraz application policies:

  • Passengers coming to Qatar must download Ehteraz app and activate it on their mobile phones upon their arrival at the Port of Entry (PoE). To achieve this, the passenger must obtain the following:
  • A Qatari SIM card from a local telecommunications operator (Ooredoo or Vodafone).
  • Access to the Internet.
  • A smartphone that supports Android 6, newer versions or IOS 13.5 and above.
  • Download the app on the mobile either via Google Play, Apple App Store or from any online search engines.
  • Knowing that SIM cards and smartphones are available for purchase at Hamad International Airport and Abu Samra Port if the passenger does not own them before arrival.
  • Diplomats, administrative cardholders, and VIP visitors shall be exempted from this procedure. 
  • The health status in Ehteraz app for visitors vaccinated abroad shall remain green without a golden frame until their vaccination data is updated in the system.

 

       Countries based on Level of COVID-19 Risk:

            GREEN COUNTRIES.https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Documents/PDFs/GREEN-COUNTRIES-ENG.pdf

            YELLOW COUNTRIES.https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Documents/PDFs/YELLOW-COUNTRIES-ENG.pdf

            RED COUNTRIES.https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Documents/PDFs/RED-COUNTRIES-ENG.pdf