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Posted On: 30 July 2021 01:40 pm
Updated On: 30 August 2021 05:01 pm

[UPDATE] Indian embassy tweets Hotel quarantine reintroduced for Indians traveling to Qatar

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New travel guidleines announced for Indians travelling to Qatar: Indian Embassy in Qatar

[UPDATE] 30 July 2021 09:50 pm

The Ministry of Public Health has announced the following updates regarding the travel and return policy for COVID-19, effective midday on Monday, August 2, 2021:

  • The MoPH has also made updates to the country classification lists.
  • For those coming from the following six East Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka):
    • Those vaccinated/recovering from COVID-19 in the State of Qatar are subject to a two-day hotel quarantine and are allowed to leave the hotel on the second day if the result of the PCR test is negative.
    • The rest of the people are subject to a hotel quarantine for a period of 10 days.

30 July 2021 01:40 pm

The Indian Embassy in Qatar tweeted that new travel guidelines will come into effect from 1200 noon Doha time from 2 August for visitors from Indian and some other countries.

1. Resident Permit holder and fully vaccinated in Qatar with MOPH approved vaccines or recovered from COVID-19 in Qatar to undergo 2 days hotel quarantine. RTPCR test conducted on day 2 and if negative, allowed to go home.

2. Resident Permit holders vaccinated outside Qatar or not vaccinated or recovered from Covid outside Qatar - 10 days compulsory hotel quarantine.

3. Visitors (family, tourist, work) vaccinated outside Qatar with MOPH recognized vaccines - 10 days compulsory hotel quarantine.

4. Visitors (family visits, tourists, business) who are not vaccinated are not allowed entry to Qatar.

Indian embassy urged everyone to regularly visit the MoPH website for updates and also check with airlines before traveling to Qatar to avoid inconvenience.

The ILQ team checked the MoPH's website at 1 pm (30 July 2021) and it is not updated with this information yet and we have reached out for clarification (via their official Twitter and Instagram pages) about this announcement at 1:21 pm (30 July 2021) and haven’t received a response yet.

As soon as we hear back from them we will update the news.

Our advice is to follow the MoPH guidelines and to call the relevant entity or authority before travel to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

You can find all of their return and travel info on their website here


Source: Indian Embassy Qatar Twitter, Gulf Times, The Peninsula, Qatar Tribune

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