Qatar publishes updated COVID-19 Travel and Return Policy, India in exceptional red list
Doha/NITN: India ranks among the ‘exceptional red countries’ according to the updated COVID-19 Travel and Return Policy posted by Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health.
It comes into effect from October 6, 2021
Initially, Qatar has identified countries under two lists—Green and Red – with a special category under the Red list.
According to the official release, the ‘exceptional red countries’ are India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Sudan and Kenya.
ALERT: New travel guidelines for Qatar to come into effect from 6 October 2021 : https://t.co/YWSvrTmevV 1/ 6— India in Qatar (@IndEmbDoha) October 3, 2021
To travel to Qatar, Indian travellers (visa holders of all kinds) will have to be fully vaccinated (vaccine approved by Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health).
Those aged 12 years and above who are fully vaccinated and children aged 11 years and below (non-vaccinated) accompanied by one or both of their parents/family members who are fully vaccinated will have to stay in hotel quarantine for two days.
They will have to undergo a PCR test with a negative result 72 hours before arrival in Qatar as well as have a PCR test at the quarantine hotel after arrival and Serology Antibody test at the quarantine hotel for vaccinated persons outside Qatar with one of the vaccines approved by the Ministry of Public Health.
For a full list of rules and regulations, check Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health website