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Posted On: 8 June 2021 06:30 pm
Updated On: 15 September 2021 04:01 pm

Which COVID-19 vaccines are accepted in Qatar?

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[UPDATE] 8 July 2021 09:10 pm

The Ministry of Public Health announced that it has been decided to implement new procedures to ensure the continued facilitation of the entry process into the State of Qatar through its air, land and seaports for travellers who have completed vaccination against the Coronavirus (Covid-19) with vaccines approved by the Ministry of Public Health in the State of Qatar, as of 12 July 2021.

The new procedures also include the classification lists for countries of arrival (green, yellow, red) and a quarantine policy for each classification applied to travellers coming to Qatar.

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8 June 2021 06:30 pm

If you're planning on travelling to Qatar from abroad, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has approved six vaccines for arrival in the country. If you've had any of these six vaccines, and are entering Qatar, you will be exempt from hotel quarantine, unless you're returning from countries that are on the red list.

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What are the approved vaccines in Qatar?

    Which COVID-19 vaccines are accepted in Qatar when travelling from abroad?
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    The following six COVID-19 vaccines are accepted/allowed for entry into Qatar as per the Ministry of Public Health's announcement on 8 July 2021:

    Approved vaccines:

    • Pfizer BioNTech (Comirnaty)
    • Moderna (Spikevax)
    • Oxford AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, Covishield)
    • Janssen / Johnson and Johnson (only one dose)

    *Conditionally approved vaccines:

    • Sinopharm

    Please note: Travelers fully vaccinated with the above-specified *conditional vaccines will be subject to an antibody test on arrival if the result is positive with antibodies, exempted from quarantine; otherwise, the traveler must undergo applicable quarantine based on country of departure and perform COVID-19 PCR tests upon arrival​.​

      Source: MoPH
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