The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced in a Tweet that all travellers returning to Qatar from countries that are not on its green list will have to undergo hotel quarantine. It also added that the decision will be effective from 14 February.
apply for people returning back to Qatar from countries not on the green list. This new policy shall apply to all entries and exits from Qatar from Sunday, 14th. Feb. 2021.— وزارة الصحة العامة (@MOPHQatar) February 11, 2021
The decision impacts on those who have been exempted from hotel quarantine before travelling as well as
update them where appropriate based on public health indicators in the State of Qatar and the rest of the world.— وزارة الصحة العامة (@MOPHQatar) February 11, 2021
“Based on previously announced travel and return policies to Qatar and in light of the new medical data on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the State of Qatar and the rest of the world, it has been decided that no exceptions from the hotel quarantine, previously announced, will apply to those coming to the country,” the Ministry said.
The decision from MoPH also includes persons who were excluded from the hotel quarantine before their travel and visitors coming to Qatar. The Ministry mentioned that people coming from green list countries can quarantine at home and also that the current travel and return to Qatar, and the quarantine policy will be reviewed periodically.
The low-risk country list gets updated by MOPH and the latest one released is from 14 December 2020. It has 17 countries as below:
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