The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in Qatar has announced on its website an updated list of recognized and conditionally recognized vaccines as per the updated travel and return policy that will come into effect starting Monday, 28 February 2022 at 7 pm.
NOTE: Please check the official MOPH website before you make any travel plans and call the relevant entity or authority to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
- Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty) - Two Doses
- Moderna (SpikeVax) - Two Doses
- AstraZeneca (Covishield / Oxford / Vaxzevria) - Two Doses
- Jansen / Johnson & Johnson (only one dose)
*Conditionally approved vaccines:
- Sinopharm vaccine - Two Doses
- Sinovac - Two Doses
- Sputnik V - Two Doses
- Covaxin - Two Doses
Travelers who are vaccinated outside Qatar are required to submit the original vaccine certificate and any other supporting documents –in Arabic or English language– as a proof that they have obtained the vaccine and should at least include the following information:
- The name of the traveler must be identical to that on the passport.
- Doses and dates of vaccine given (one dose for Jansen vaccine and two doses for other vaccines).
- Type/name of vaccine.
- The serial number of the vaccine batch and QR code (if available).
- Fully Vaccinated: Anyone who received any of the following COVID-19 vaccine approved/recognized by the Ministry of Public Health within its immunity validity period:
- Valid for nine (9) months from fourteen (14) days after 2nd dose or booster dose vaccination of Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zenica COVID-19 vaccines.
- Valid for nine (9) months from 2 weeks after the 1st dose of Jansen & Jansen COVID-19 vaccine; or valid for nine (9) months from seven (7) days of receiving the booster dose of Jansen & Jansen COVID-19 vaccine.
- Valid for six (6) months from fourteen (14) days after the 2nd dose or booster dose of conditionally approved COVID-19 vaccines, where a positive Serology on Antibody Test lab result is required and is valid for 30 days from testing; If the traveler is unable to take a Serology Antibody test in the country of origin or if the Antibody test result appear negative, the traveler must undergo relevant quarantine for 5 days; Those who received booster dose using MOPH approved vaccines immune status is extended to nine (9) months from seven (7) days after the booster dose and Serology Antibody test is no longer required.
- Recovered: Anyone who had a medically confirmed COVID-19 infection acquired either locally or overseas is considered to have immune status valid for nine (9) months from the date of the infection. There should be an official and verifiable laboratory test result as evidence of the past infection.
- Unvaccinated / Non-immune: Anyone who does not meet any of the above criteria.
Update date: 24 February 2022, 5:30 pm
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