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Posted On: 9 July 2021 12:49 am
Updated On: 13 July 2021 07:17 pm

[UPDATE] Exceptional entry permit not required by Qatar residents from 12 July 2021

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NOTE: Please check the official MOPH website before you make any travel plans.

[UPDATE] 13 July 2021 6:37 pm

MOPH posted an update regarding the pre-registration on the Ehteraz website before traveling to Qatar. Travel registration is now optional for citizens and residents while mandatory for visitors.

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In an interview with Qatar Television, Head of the Administrative Affairs Section at the Airport Passports Department at the Ministry of Interior Major Abdullah Al Jasmi, revealed that, as of 12 July 2021, and with the lifting of restrictions, the exceptional entry permit for those coming to the country will not be required for residents and those with business visas.

Major Al Jasmi explained that if the residents meet the conditions for entering the country, that is, they have a valid Qatar ID and do not exceed 6 months outside the country, they can enter without an exceptional permit.

He also added that if Qatar residents have exceeded 6 months outside Qatar or their Qatar ID has expired due to some circumstances, they can follow the procedures used before the airports were closed last year by applying through the government website or Metrash 2, pay the prescribed fees and return to the country.

Travelers coming to Qatar (including Qatari citizens and residents) are required to register through the Ehteraz website (​) at least 12 hours before travel and upload the required official documents. They will be issued a Travel Authorization, which they will be required to present to the boarding staff to be allowed to fly to Qatar, or to the Immigration officials at the land border.

Registration on EHTERAZ will be mandatory for all citizens, residents and visitors, with the negative PCR test and COVID-19 vaccination certificate attached, provided 14 days have passed since the completion of the second dose.

However, if they test positive at the airport, they will have to be isolated.

Source: Al-Sharq
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