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Posted On: 22 April 2021 12:16 am
Updated On: 23 April 2021 05:07 pm

[UPDATED] COVID-19 test to be required for all travelers before coming to Qatar: MoPH

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[UPDATED}] 23 APRIL 2021

According to Discover Qatar's website:

Important announcement effective Sunday 25 April 2021: All inbound/returning travelers to Qatar, including those previously vaccinated or previously infected, must do a pre-travel COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in Qatar at the country of origin in a medical center that their local ministry of health approved to offer/operate to do the PCR test for COVID-19.

The PCR test result should be negative before they are allowed to board the aircraft to Qatar, or enter Qatar through any ports of entry (HIA/Abu Samra land border/ seaport).

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The Ministry of Public Health issued an update on the entry requirements to the State of Qatar. MoPH announced the need for all travelers coming to the State of Qatar to conduct a COVID-19 examination at a medical center accredited by the local Ministry of Health in the country they are coming from within 72 hours before their arrival in the State of Qatar.

This new protocol will take effect from next Sunday, April 25, 2021.

Dr. Maryam Ali Abdulmalik, Director General of the Primary Health Care Corporation, and the leader of the Health Tactical Command Group for Community Services within the governance structure for Coronavirus (Covid-19) said that all travelers coming to Qatar must undergo a COVID-19 examination in a medical center accredited by the local Ministry of Health in the country of arrival within 72 hours before their arrival in the State of Qatar and that the result of the examination is negative. Some categories to have a COVID-19 examination upon arrival at the airport, as determined by the Ministry of Public Health.

READ MORE: MoPH updates quarantine protocols

Source: Qatar News Agency; MoPH Qatar