The Government Communications Office (GCO) recently announced on its website the changes in Exceptional Entry Permit (EEP).
This was in continuation of the procedures for gradually lifting the coronavirus restrictions imposed in Qatar and based on general epidemiological indicators locally and internationally and within the implementation of the previously announced travel and return policy to the State of Qatar. We have broken down the information from GCO to make it clearer for you.
Click here for the GCO announcement on the new changes in EEP: Changes in Exceptional Entry, quarantine for only one week regardless of destination: GCO
Government Communications Office statement on amending #Qatar’s travel policy during the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.https://t.co/OB8MxmdoJW— مكتب الاتصال الحكومي (@GCOQatar) November 26, 2020
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The new changes in EEP is that residents who are currently in the State of Qatar and wish to travel and return will automatically receive an exceptional entry permit upon departure.
It is applicable to residents who are currently in Qatar.
Residents can obtain an exceptional entry permit from the Ministry of Interior's (MoI) website at any time.
As part of the travel and return procedures, residents exiting the country can print ‘exceptional return permit’ instantly from the Ministry of Interior website as soon as their exit movement is registered. This facility is in force since Sunday, November 29, 2020. #MoIQatar pic.twitter.com/Rh3w3JYVZj— Ministry of Interior (@MOI_QatarEn) December 7, 2020
Requests will no longer need to be submitted through the “Qatar Portal” website. The permit will be available automatically upon registration of the resident’s departure from Qatar.
No, this new automatic exceptional entry permit service does not include residents who are currently outside Qatar and they are still required to obtain the exceptional return permit via the “Qatar Portal” website if they wish to return to Qatar.
According to these new procedures, a COVID-19 test will be conducted for returnees on the first day of arrival (in the event that the examination is not carried out in the centres approved by the MoPH within 48 hours before travelling to Qatar). Then a second test for them on the sixth day of the date of arrival, knowing that the health status on the application of precaution will be yellow until the end of the seventh day from the date of arrival.
These decisions were implemented as of Sunday, November 29, 2020
The Exceptional Entry Permit (EEP) that is automatically issued is valid until the individual’s Qatar Residence Permit (QID) expires.
The destination does not matter as long as the individual returning to Doha has a valid QID.
The criteria for exemption from hotel quarantine remain unchanged from the previous announcements.
However, such individuals’ accommodation must be suitable for home quarantine, meaning a separate room with en-suite bathroom.
For more information on home quarantine requirements and guidance, please visit the MOPH Website: https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/Home-Quarantine-Information/Pages/default.aspx
The following vulnerable group returning from travel (Qatari and Residents) and their immediate family members living in the same household, including their domestic helpers returning with them are eligible for home quarantine:
Categories of exempted passengers can be found here, so please check for the latest updates.
For returnees who need to have their quarantine destination determined by the HIA clinic team, the team will review or check each passenger against the approved exemption criteria.
For those passengers looking for an exemption based on a medical condition, the condition must be fully documented and diagnosed in the passenger’s electronic medical record, which the team has access to. (Medical reports issued from Qatari government hospitals are required and no other reports will be accepted.)
1. Go to the Ministry of Interior website here: https://portal.moi.gov.qa/wps/portal/MOIInternet/MOIHome
2. Click on 'Inquiries'.
3. The next step is to click on 'Exit & Entry Permits'.
4. Now click on 'Print Exceptional REturn Permit'.
5. The last step is to fill in your QID number and residency expiry date, then submit the form. Now you can print the permit.
Please book via Discover Qatar website for hotel quarantine before your departure to Qatar.
Source: GCO, MOI, MOPH
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