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Posted On: 19 June 2021 11:56 am
Updated On: 27 June 2021 11:21 am

COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test available in private healthcare facilities

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Looking for where to get a COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test in Qatar? Anyone needing a Rapid Antigen Test to detect COVID-19 virus antigens is reminded that these are delivered through private healthcare facilities, clarified by the Ministry of Public Health in a post on its social media accounts.

Rapid Antigen Tests require a simple nasal swab and the results are usually available within 15 minutes. Please check with your local private healthcare provider to make an appointment to take a test if you need one.

How much is the COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test in Qatar?

According to an external circular from the Ministry of Public Health, the price of the Rapid test should not exceed 50 Qatari Riyals.

Phase 2 of gradual lifting of restrictions in Qatar

During the last Cabinet meeting regarding Phase 2 of the gradual lifting of restrictions, it was announced that all employees of the government and private sectors must undergo a rapid antigen test accredited by the Ministry of Public Health on a weekly basis if not yet received or completed the COVID-19 vaccine.


Those who completed the doses of the vaccine (Covid-19), recovered from the disease, or those whose health condition does not allow based on a medical report accredited by the MoPH, are exempt from the rapid antigen test.

The Ministry of Public Health has updated its COVID-19 testing protocol and approved antigen test along with antibody test to be performed in the private healthcare sector on 29 May 2021.


MOPH announces list of approved health facilities for rapid COVID-19 tests

Source: Hamad Medical Corporation