Qatar has reopened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers without the need to quarantine. The conditions have been laid by the Ministry of Public Health in Qatar and the approved vaccines include Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, and AstraZeneca. Sinopharm is a conditionally approved vaccine and visitors vaccinated with both doses of Sinopharm have to undergo a Covid-19 antibody test upon arrival in Qatar.
Over the past 16 months we have implemented world-leading health and safety measures to protect, citizens, residents, and now visitors, against COVID-19, while also opening a host of new hotels, theme parks, restaurants, and top attractionsBerthold Trenkel, Chief Operating Officer of Qatar Tourism
One condition that remains, however, is that all visitors, irrespective of age, must provide a negative PCR test result. The test result must be less than 72 hours old at the time of arrival into Qatar. Before traveling to Qatar, visitors must register on Qatar’s Ehteraz website at least 12 hours before departure.
Unvaccinated children aged up to 11 years can travel with their vaccinated parents and follow the process of their fully vaccinated parents. For example, if traveling from a green listed country, no quarantine is required if the parents are fully vaccinated according to above criteria. Unvaccinated adults are currently not able to visit Qatar.
“We are delighted to be able to open our doors once more and extend a friendly hand of hospitality to the many vaccinated travelers who can now come and experience Qatar,” said Berthold Trenkel, Chief Operating Officer of Qatar Tourism to Travel + Leisure.
Quarantine rules apply for unvaccinated children aged between 12 and 17 years, based on the country of departure. One or both parents will have to follow the respective quarantine rules depending on the country of departure (home or hotel quarantine), even if they are fully vaccinated.
According to Reuters, Qatar has one of the most robust vaccination rollouts in the world where 65.9% of residents have received at least one dose of a vaccine, and 55.1% are considered fully vaccinated.