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Posted On: 6 July 2020 07:50 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:12 am

MOPH accredits four COVID-19 testing centers for Qatari citizens in Turkey, no mandatory hotel quarantine in Qatar if tested negative

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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Within the framework of the continuous efforts to maintain public health and enhance services provided to citizens abroad to combat Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) announced that it approved four centers for Qatari citizens to take COVID-19 tests in the Republic of Turkey.​

​​​The Ministry states that citizens in the Turkish territory can visit the following hospitals for a COVID-19 test and obtain a COVID-free certificate, noting that the certificate is valid for 48 hours only. The accredited hospitals are: Ankara Sehir hospital, Yesilkoy Murat Dilmener Emergency Hospital, Basaksehir Cam ve Sakura Sehir hospital, and Kartal Dr. Litfi Kirdar hospital.

In addition, travellers (with a Qatari residence permit) who are in the Republic of Turkey can use this service if they wish to return to Qatar, once the third phase of the gradual lifting of the COVID-19 measures starts.​

When the test is conducted in one of the accredited centers and the person found to be free of the virus, this qualifies him to obtain an exception from the mandatory hotel quarantine in the State of Qatar, provided that the certificate holder is committed to home-quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival in the State of Qatar after signing the pledge of the home-quarantine in accordance with the procedures and the standards set by the Ministry of Public Health.

The ministries of health in both countries had signed memoranda of understanding. The MOPH in the State of Qatar is currently in the process of accrediting reliable medical centers for COVID-19 tests for Qatari citizens in some other countries.

The MOPH urges citizens to practice social distance, wear masks and adhere to all procedures and laws announced by the competent authorities in the Republic of Turkey, wishing all health and wellness.

Source: Ministry of Public Health (MOPH)