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Posted On: 7 January 2022 08:57 pm
Updated On: 1 March 2022 04:53 pm

FAQs about Pre-Travel and Post-Travel COVID-19 test

Leena Chung
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Ministry of Public Health released FAQs about COVID-19 testing in Qatar and below is for pre-travel and post-travel tests.


Q1. Where can people go for a pre-travel PCR test?

: More than 100 private medical centers offer PRC pre-travel tests. Pre-travel PCRs are charged at QR160 per test. PHCC health centers DO NOT offer Pre-Travel PCR tests.


    Q2. Which type of COVID-19 test do return travelers require?​

    : Travelers returning to Qatar who are required to have a COVID-19 test following arrival back in Qatar should have a Rapid Antigen Test (not PCR) at an authorized medical center.

    Q3. Which medical centers offer official Rapid Antigen Tests?

    : Private medical facilities:

    • Rapid antigen tests are available at more than 100 private hospitals and clinics in Qatar at a cost of QR50 per test. Test results at private centers are usually delivered within 15 minutes.

      Primary Health Care Corporation:

      • Rapid antigen tests are available at all 28 PHCC health centers.
      • The results will be sent to individuals via SMS within two hours of the test and the results reflected in Ehteraz no earlier than 4 hours after the test.
      • Rapid antigen tests at PHCC health centers are charged at the following rates: QR50 for the unvaccinated individuals for work or school purposes; QR50 for post-travel tests; free for eligible people with signs and symptoms of COVID-19 or close contacts of infected cases.

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      Please make sure to check out the Ministry of Public Health's website to see the latest updates.

      Source: MoPH