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Posted On: 8 June 2021 06:30 pm
Updated On: 2 December 2021 11:38 am

[UPDATED] Which COVID-19 vaccines are accepted in Qatar?

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[UPDATE] 2 December 2021, 11:37 am

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 1 December 2021.

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.

Approved vaccines:

  • 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

Information for those travelling to Qatar with conditionally approved vaccines

Please note the below points as per MOPH's announcement:

1. ​*Serology Antibody test with a positive result is mandatory before travelling to Qatar for people with two doses of conditionally approved vaccines and 14 days after the second dose, in which case only the traveller will be considered fully immune.

2. *People who have received two doses of a conditionally approved vaccine followed by one dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and after 14 days from the last dose will be considered fully immune.

3. Travelers who are fully immunised outside Qatar with a vaccine recognized by the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar are required to submit the original vaccine certificate and other supporting documents written in Arabic or English proving that they have obtained the vaccine, as follows:

  • The name of the traveller must be identical to that on the passport.
  • Dose dates by vaccine type (one dose for Jansen vaccine and two doses for other vaccines).
  • Type/name of vaccine.
  • The serial number of the vaccine batch (if any).

    Source: MoPH
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