NOTE: Please check the official MOPH website before you make any travel plans.
According to the update on the new travel and return policy announced by the Ministry of Public Health on 13 July 2021, it is mandatory for all visitors to Qatar to register via the Ehteraz platform, and optional only for Qatar's citizens and residents.
In a video posted by the Government Communications Office, the website (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) was launched to expedite entry into Qatar. Here are the steps to pre-register via the Qatar arrivals registration platform:
When to pre-register?
What are the documents required during pre-registration?
The State of #Qatar has launched a pre-registration platform to expedite entry into the country. It is mandatory for all visitors, and optional for Qatari citizens and residents, to register on the platform prior to their arrival: https://t.co/4vdFT3IoK6#YourSafetyIsMySafety pic.twitter.com/BZaC81mejt— مكتب الاتصال الحكومي (@GCOQatar) July 13, 2021
Source: GCO Qatar
The Ministry of Public Health published additional information regarding the pre-registration on its website:
In order to facilitate entry procedures into the country, the online pre-registration on Ehteraz website (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) has now become optional for citizens and residents. However, pre-registration is still mandatory for visitors (12) hours before travel to obtain a travel permit.
The goal of launching the pre-registration platform (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) is to make it faster and smoother for travelers arriving at all ports of entry into the country. The new procedures will be as follows:
The Ministry of Public Health updated its Travel and Return Policy page with the following:
To ease the precautionary measures for those entering Qatar, pre-electronic registration through Ehteraz platform (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) is optional for citizens and residents, While registration and obtaining prior approval remain mandatory for visitors at least (12) hours before travel. The passengers will be required to download all official documents and present the travel permit to the airline employees (in case of travelling through Hamad International Airport) to allow them to board the aircraft, or to the immigration employees at the land borders (in the event of traveling through Abu Samra land port).
The Ministry of Public Health announced Tuesday evening, 13 July, new changes regarding the travel and return policy to Qatar. The ministry said in a tweet:
To ease the precautionary measures previously announced for those entering #Qatar, MOPH announced that registration on Ehteraz Platform is now optional for citizens and residents, while registration and obtaining prior approval remains mandatory for visitors.
To ease the precautionary measures previously announced for those entering #Qatar, MOPH announced that registration on Ehteraz Platform is now optional for citizens and residents, while registration and obtaining prior approval remains mandatory for visitors. pic.twitter.com/r1ZTi0jeJP— وزارة الصحة العامة (@MOPHQatar) July 13, 2021
@MOPHQatar announced today that pre-registration on the Ehteraz platform is not mandatory for citizens and residents of the State of Qatar, but is recommended for expedited entry. It remains mandatory in advance for all visitors. https://t.co/iJxnKngCcw— Hamad Int'l Airport (@HIAQatar) July 13, 2021
The pre-registration was earlier announced to be mandatory for everyone traveling to Qatar.
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Source: Ministry of Public Health
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