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Posted On: 26 October 2022 03:54 pm
Updated On: 26 October 2022 04:07 pm

Visitors no longer required to show negative RAT or COVID-19 PCR Test before travelling to Qatar

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The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has announced that with the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to fall around the world and in Qatar, and the ongoing roll-out of Qatar’s National COVID-19 Vaccination Program, and based on the decision of the Council of Ministers issued on 26 October 2022, a set of updates will be applied to the measures in place to confront COVID-19.

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The updates come into effect on Tuesday, 1 November 2022, and are as follows:

  • It is mandatory for individuals to present the health status of the Ehteraz application when entering healthcare facilities in Qatar.
  • Citizens and residents of Qatar are no longer required to take a Rapid Antigen Test or PCR test within 24 hours following arrival in Qatar.
  • Visitors are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or Rapid Antigen Test result before traveling to Qatar.

The Ministry stressed the need for all citizens, residents, and visitors to continue to follow standard precautionary measures to reduce the risk of infection. This includes being fully vaccinated against COVID-19; performing regular hand hygiene; getting tested if you experience COVID-19 symptoms; and following a healthy lifestyle.

Travelers are reminded to visit the Ministry’s COVID-19 Travel and Return Policy website to keep up-to-date with all the latest policy requirements.

Source: MOPH
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