Quarantine period will be one week only after arrival in Qatar regardless of destination: GOC

  • 10 months   ago
Quarantine Qatar
Decision comes into effect from tomorrow, Sunday 29th November. 
A Government Communications Office (GCO) website press release posted on 26th November states that in continuation of the gradual lifting of restrictions imposed in the State of Qatar as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, based on public health indicators in the State of Qatar and around the world, and on Qatar’s travel policy announced previously, it has been decided that the quarantine period will be for one week only after arrival in the country, regardless of destination.
The statement has also been shared on GCO’s social media platforms.
Home quarantine will be applied to those coming from countries on the Ministry of Public Health’s Green List. 
Hotel quarantine is mandatory for those coming from countries that are not included in the Green List. The quarantine period for those who use shared quarantine facilities will be two weeks. The decision is based on national and international epidemiology statistics.
Based on these new procedures, a Coronavirus (Covid-19) test will be conducted for those returning from travel upon arrival to the country in the event they haven’t had a test within 48 hours before traveling to Doha by one of Ministry of Public Health’s accredited COVID-19 Testing Centers. 
Then a second test will be conducted on the sixth day from the date of arrival. 
The status on the Ehteraz application will remain yellow until the end of the seventh day from the date of arrival.
These decisions will come into effect starting next Sunday 29th of November. 
For more information, please visit the Coronavirus (Covid-19) page on the Ministry of Public Health’s website.