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Posted On: 8 August 2020 05:07 pm
Updated On: 19 August 2020 05:36 pm

[UPDATE] Qatar Airways to require negative COVID-19 test result upon check-in from some countries

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UPDATE AUGUST 17

Qatar Airways has updated on their website that "Tests must be issued within 96 hours before departure, from laboratories that are approved by Qatar Airways, and paid for at the passenger's expense. Click here for a full list of applicable airports, and laboratories that are approved by Qatar Airways."

Click here for the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS regarding the Mandatory RT-PCR test.

Note: make sure to always check Qatar Airways website for the latest information regarding this.

UPDATE AUGUST 12

Qatar Airways has added all Covid-19 test centers approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to the list of test centers approved by the airline in India. The Indian embassy also posted the link of the approved centers on their Twitter account.

For more information about the Mandatory PCR test, check Qatar Airways' Frequently Asked Questions here.

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According to the latest update on its website, effective 13 August, Qatar Airways will require passengers traveling from specific airports in the below countries to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR medical test result when checking in. This is for the safety of all passengers.

Which countries are included?

In the airlines' current network:

  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka

Upon resumption of flights to these countries:

  • Armenia
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Russia

COVID-19 test requirements

Tests must be issued within 72 hours before departure, from laboratories that are approved by Qatar Airways, and paid for at the passenger's expense.

Those that do not have a copy of their medical test certificate alongside a consent form will not be permitted to travel on Qatar Airways flights. Children below the age of 12 years are exempt from this test if accompanied by family members that have presented a negative test result.

Download the consent form here.

Approved laboratories by Qatar Airways

Armenia (Yerevan)

  • Normed Medical Centre
  • Prom Test Labs
  • Ecosense Limited LLC

Bangladesh (Dhaka)

  • Sher E Bangla Medical College Barisal
  • Bangladesh Institute of Tropical & Infectious Disease
  • Cox's Bazar Medical College
  • Cumilla Medical College
  • National Institute of Preventive & Social Medicine
  • Institute of Public Health
  • National Institute of Laboratory Medicine & Ref. Centre
  • Narayanganj 300 Bed Hospital
  • Khulna Medical College
  • Kustia Medical College
  • Mymensingh Medical College
  • Shahis Ziaur Rahman Medical College
  • Rahshahi Medical College
  • Rangpur Medical College
  • Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College

Brazil (Sao Paulo)

  • Fleury
  • Amais
  • Delboni Auriemo
  • Lavoisier

India

Only RT-PCR test results will be accepted from any of the ICMR approved list as per below link.

https://www.icmr.gov.in/

Passengers to select “LIST OF COVID-19 TESTING GOVT & PVT LABS” link to review latest approved labs.

Iran

Isfahan (IFN)

NOBEL

Mashhad (MHD)

  • Mashhad Pathobiology Laboratory
  • Dr. Ejtehadi Lab
  • Pardis Lab
  • Dr. Daneshgahi Lab

Shiraz (SYZ)

Niloo lab

Tehran (IKA)

  • Keyvan Lab
  • Khobsho Lab

Iraq (Erbil)

Central Emergency Hospital

Nepal (Kathmandu)

  • Star Hospital
  • Sukraraj Tropical & Infectious Disease Hospital
  • KMC Hospital
  • BIR Hospital
  • Patan Academy of Health Sciences
  • Hams Hospital
  • Central Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Surya Healthcare
  • Grande Hospital

Nigeria (Lagos)

  • Clina Lancet Laboratory
  • Medbury Medical Services
  • Synlab
  • Biologix Medical Services Lagos
  • Vcare Diagnostics Limited Lagos
  • 54 Gene Lagos

Pakistan

Islamabad (ISB)

  • Aga Khan University Hospital Clinical Laboratories
  • Essa Labs
  • Excel Labs
  • IDC
  • Karachi (KHI)
  • Aga Khan University Hospital Clinical Laboratories
  • Essa Labs
  • Excel Labs
  • IDC

Lahore (LHE)

  • Aga Khan University Hospital Clinical Laboratories
  • Essa Labs
  • Excel Labs
  • IDC

Peshwar (PEW)

  • Aga Khan University Hospital Clinical Laboratories
  • Essa Labs
  • Excel Labs
  • IDC

Please note, for passengers travelling to South Korea, only tests from Aga Khan University Hospital Clinical Laboratories and Excel Labs will be accepted.

Philippines

Cebu (CEB)

Prime Care Alpha

Clark (CRK)

Jose B Lingad Hospital (JBL), LIPAD CRK

Davao (DVO)

Davao One World Diagnostic Center (Matina & Bajada Branch)

Manila (MNL)

  • Makati Medical Center
  • Asian Hospital
  • St. Lukes Hospital BGC
  • St. Lukes Hospital QC
  • Delos Santos Medical Center
  • Chinese General Hospital
  • Philippine Red Cross
  • The Medical City Ortigas

Russia

Moscow (DME)

  • Gemotest
  • CMD Clinic
  • LABQUEST

Any lab conducting the test provided it is approved by Rospotrebnadzor

St. Petersburg (LED)

  • Gemotest
  • CMD Clinic
  • LABQUEST

Any lab conducting the test provided it is approved by Rospotrebnadzor

Sri Lanka (Colombo)

  • Durdans Hospital
  • Nawaloka Hospital
  • Lanka Hospital
  • Asiria Surgical Hospital

Passenger forms for travel to certain countries

Some countries' immigration and health authorities require passengers to submit a passenger locator or health form prior to departure.

From 1 August, passengers traveling to Massachusetts, US must fill out a travel form ahead of departure to confirm arrangements for a 14-day quarantine or that they can produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to arrival. For more details visit the Massachusetts state website.

Passengers traveling to Spain, Greece, and the UK must fill out a form up to 48 hours ahead of departure.

Passengers traveling to the Maldives must fill out a form up to 24 hours ahead of departure.

For more information and travel alerts, please contact Qatar Airways.

Source: Qatar Airways COVID-19 Passenger Alerts