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Posted On: 22 February 2021 03:32 pm
Updated On: 20 January 2022 04:34 pm

[FURTHER UPDATED] Places you can travel without quarantine if you're COVID-19 vaccinated

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If you've had your COVID-19 vaccination done - both doses - and you're a Qatari citizen or a Qatar ID holder, then you're eligible to travel to, at least, 10 different countries that have either dropped their border restrictions or eased them for people who are fully COVID-19 vaccinated and want to travel there without having to quarantine.

Find out which countries are now open and quarantine-free for COVID-19 vaccinated individuals who wish to travel. You must have a valid visa for the country you wish to travel to.

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Disclaimer:

  • The rules in the below-mentioned countries and in Qatar may change or be updated depending on the COVID-19 situation with little or no notice. Before you make your bookings, please check with the relevant authorities like MoPH, airlines, embassies or travel agents to ensure your holiday isn't affected.
  • The information below has been extracted from government authorities of the mentioned countries to the best of our knowledge.

Austria

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Citizens and residents of Qatar who are fully vaccinated can travel to Austria without quarantine. Children under the age of 18, who are not vaccinated and are travelling with fully vaccinated parents, can also enter Austria without the need to undergo quarantine. (Federal Ministry Republic of Austria)

Passengers will need to fill in the pre-travel clearance and submit a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (booster dose) and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (primary vaccination series), and if recovered from COVID-19, a COVID-19 recovery certificate on arrival. They must also submit a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before their entry into Austria on arrival. Passengers who have received a COVID-19 booster vaccine, do not need to carry a PCR test. (Federal Ministry Republic of Austria; Oesterreich.gv.at)

Accepted and approved vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covaxin, Covovax and Nuvaxovid.

Cyprus

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Cyprus was the first country to announce that it would allow all travellers who were fully COVD-19 vaccinated to visit the country without having to quarantine as long as they have valid proof like a MoPH certificate that verifies they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated. A negative PCR test result is required for all travellers over the age of 12 done 48 prior to entering Cyprus along with applying for the Cyprus Flight Pass online within 48 hours before travel.

Upon entry to Cyprus, all travellers must undergo a PCR test (cost to be borne by traveller) and 72 hours after they have arrived in Cyprus travellers must have a rapid antigen test done. Those who have received a booster COVID-19 vaccine are exempted from this rule. (MOI Cyprus; Cyprus Flight Pass)

Accepted and approved vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech; Moderna, AstraZeneca; Johnson and Johnson and Novavax.

Estonia

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Estonia is accepting travellers who have been fully COVID-19 vaccinated or those that have recovered from the virus. The only requirement to enter the country is showing a MoPH certificate that verifies they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated or have recovered from the virus. Testing requirements are not applied to children under 12 years of age. (KRIIS)

Accepted and approved vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech; Moderna, AstraZeneca; Johnson and Johnson, Sputnik V, Sputnik Lite, Sinovac and Sinopharm.

France

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Travellers from Qatar that are fully COVID-19 vaccinated, can enter France without quarantine on arrival. They must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate issued from the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and a sworn statement that certifies the absence of COVID-19 symptoms, no contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case and that they agree to take a virological or biological COVID-19 screening test on entry to France.

In addition, all travellers over the age of 12 must present a negative PCR test that is less than 72 hours old or a negative antigen test that is less than 48 hours before departure to France. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from PCR testing. (Ministry of Interior France)

Accepted and approved vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Vaxzevria and Covishield are the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency. (French Embassy in Qatar)

Georgia

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For anyone who is fully COVID-19 vaccinated wanting to visit Georgia on their next break without needing to quarantine, all they need to do is show a MoPH certificate that verifies they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated or a MoPH certificate indicating they have recovered from COVID-19 during the last 100 days along with one dose of an approved or accepted vaccine in Georgia.

Travellers under the age of 10 are exempted from submitting a negative PCR test. (MOFA Georgia).

Accepted and approved vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech; AstraZeneca; Sinopharm and Sinovac. (COVID-19 vaccine Tracker)

Germany

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As of 9 January 2022, Qatar has been placed on the high-risk area list by Germany, but citizens and residents of Qatar are allowed to travel to Germany for tourism purposes without having to quarantine subject to certain conditions. They must submit proof of two full European Union approved COVID-19 vaccination doses, provided that at least 14 days have passed since the vaccination and a valid certificate approved by the competent medical authorities in Qatar, or recovery certificate to the Digital Registration on Entry. Once submitted, quarantine will end prematurely and immediately after submitting proof of vaccination or proof of recovery. (Federal Ministry of Health; Embassy of Qatar in Berlin)

All travellers aged 6 or over are obligated to carry a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours prior to entering Germany or proof of vaccination/recovery when entering Germany. Unvaccinated children that are under the age of 12 are allowed to enter Germany if they travelling with, at least, one fully vaccinated parent. (Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community)

Accepted and approved vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson and Novavax.

Greece

For Qatari citizens and residents who want to visit Greece, they are exempt from quarantine on arrival if they can produce a certificate proving vaccination against COVID-19 or a COVID-19 recovery certificate provided two months have passed since recovery, from the MoPH. They are also required to produce a negative PCR test performed up to 72 hours or a negative Rapid Antigen Test result performed up to 24 hours before arrival in Greece. Travellers over the age of 5 must carry an acceptable form of certification of their health status.

It is mandatory for all travellers to fill the Passenger Locator Form form and may be subject to random testing at Greece's airports.

Accepted and approved vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Novavax, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, Sputnik, Cansino Biologics and Sinopharm. (Ministry of Tourism Greece)

Iceland

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Travel to Iceland, without having to quarantine, is possible if travellers present a MoPH certificate that verifies they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19, with a negative PCR test taken not more than 72 hours before departure or a negative Rapid Antigen Test. Children who are born in 2005 or later are exempt from presenting a PCR testing (Directorate of Health Iceland).

All passengers need to pre-register less than 72 hours before departure except children born in 2005 and later.

Accepted and approved vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Johnson and Johnson, Sinopharm and Sinovac.

Poland

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Travellers who are vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from quarantine when they enter Poland as long as they provide a MoPH certificate that verifies they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated. Similarly, they must have a negative PCR test result or a Rapid Antigen Test that's taken less than 24 hours before they enter Poland. Children who are not yet 5 years of age are exempt from testing.

Travellers are also obligated to fill in the Passenger Locator Form online, but, if that’s not possible for some reason, they must fill it on paper using the form provided by the on-board staff. (Website of the Republic of Poland)

Accepted and approved vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson and Novavax.

Romania

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Travellers wishing to vacation in Romania will not need to quarantine if they have been fully COVID-19 vaccinated and can provide proof in terms of a MoPH certificate that verifies they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated. They must also present a negative PCR test taken 48 hours before their departure. Children who are under the age of 6 are exempted from the PCR test requirement.

Travellers to Romania must complete a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) no more than 24 hours before entering the country. (Smart Traveller)

Accepted and approved vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech; Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson and Covishield.

Seychelles

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Travellers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can take a trip to Seychelles which has removed quarantine requirements for people wanting to travel to the beautiful island for a little getaway. However, a MoPH certificate that verifies they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated is required along with a negative PCR test result obtained within 72 hours before travel (children under the age of 2 years are exempted from this).

All visitors must fill a valid Travel Authorisation for entry into Seychelles and have a valid insurance for travel and health to cover COVID-19 related quarantine, isolation or treatment, if they get COVID-19 while in there. (MOFA and Tourism Seychelles)

Accepted and approved vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Sputnik.

Spain

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Qatar citizens and residents can take a trip to Spain now that they are allowing entry to fully COVID-vaccinated people and those that have recovered from COVID-19 without having to quarantine. Travellers must have a certificate from the MoPH confirming they have received the vaccination against COVID-19 (vaccination certificate) or a certificate confirming that they have recovered from COVID-19 (certificate of recovery), at least 11 days after the first positive NAAT diagnostic test) and a negative PCR test result taken 48 hours before arrival in Spain. Children under the age of 12 years are not required to present these certificates or supporting documents.

Travellers must complete the Health Control Form online or through SpTH-Health app Travel - Spain (available on Android and iOS) prior to departure from Doha. Travellers can begin filling out the form at any time, prior to their trip to Spain, except for those sections that correspond to health questions and travel history, which will be available only two days before arrival in Spain. Once the form is completed, a QR code will be generated, which is essential to be able to enter Spain and must be present at the time of boarding and upon arrival in Spain at the health controls. (Ministerio de Sanidad)

Approved and accepted vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson, Moderna and Novavax.

Switzerland

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Switzerland has opened its borders to citizens and residents of Qatar who have received their full two doses of COVID-19 vaccine without the need to undergo quarantine. However, travellers do need to present a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours) or a negative Rapid Antigen test (not older than 24 hours) at the time of boarding and upon arriving in Switzerland. Under 16s and people who have a medical certificate to prove that they cannot have a COVID-19 test for medical reasons are exempt from the testing requirement.

An Entry Form must also be filled in 48 hours before entry. (read more)

    Accepted and approved vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covaxin and Novavax. (Federal Office of Public Health)

    United Arab Emirates

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    Travellers from Qatar can travel to Dubai anytime without having to quarantine as long as they have a COVID-19 vaccine certificate and a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before travel.

    Accepted and approved vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Sputnik and Sinopharm.

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    Extracted from MOFA Georgia; Website of the Republic of Poland; Directorate of Health Iceland; Landlaeknir; Ministry of Interior France; French Embassy in Qatar; Ministerio de Sanidad; Ministry of Tourism Greece; Embassy of Qatar in Berlin; Embassy of Qatar in Vienna; My Switzerland; Federal Ministry Republic of Austria; oesterreich.gv.at; Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community; Federal Ministry of Health; MOFA and Tourism Seychelles; COVID-19 vaccine Tracker; MOI Cyprus; KRIIS; Website of the Republic of Poland
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