GCO announced the new list of low risk countries as specified in the Ministry of Public Health's website. The changes are effective on August 15, 2020.
As part of the gradual lifting of the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions imposed by Qatar, the travel policies effective 1 August 2020, have been reviewed based on public health indicators in Qatar and around the world and the first list of low-risk countries for the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been released, and for 21 July 2020.
Please note that the list of low-risk countries will be reviewed every two weeks and a new list will be published after every review on the Ministry of Public Health’s website and announced by the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.
If you are arriving in Qatar from any of the low-risk countries, you are required to take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival at the Hamad International Airport, and to sign a formal pledge to adhere to quarantine at home for a week (7 days), noting that your status on the EHTERAZ application will be yellow, which means that you are required to quarantine.
On day 6 of the home quarantine, you will be tested again by arranging a drive through an appointment in one of the designated primary health centres. If the test is negative, you will be released from home quarantine on day 7 and your health status on the EHTERAZ application will change to green. However, if your test result is positive, you will be placed under appropriate isolation.
If there are accredited COVID-19 testing centres in one of these low-risk countries (at the moment, only Turkey has this facility), obtaining a COVID-free certificate from one of these centres exempts the traveller from taking the test at the airport upon arrival in the country, provided that the date of obtaining the certificate does not exceed 48 hours before travelling.
For more information, please click on the following link: GCO announces quarantine procedures, low-risk countries, travel policies for lifting of COVID-19 restrictions
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