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Qatar has simplified rules of entry for tourists from 188 countries

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Qatar has simplified rules of entry for foreign tourists during the COVID-19 pandemic. The updated "green" list includes 188 countries, which the government considers safe.

Travelers who have had a full course of vaccinations can visit Qatar without undergoing quarantine. Children under the age of 11 will not need self-isolation either, as long as accompanying family members are fully vaccinated.

Tourists need three documents to visit Qatar:

  • A certificate of vaccination (in English);
  • A negative PCR test taken at least 72 hours before travel (required even with a certificate);
  • An antibody test at least 14 days after the second vaccination and no more than 30 days before travel.

Tourists who have received at least one dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines may not be tested for antibodies. Children 4 to 12 years of age provide a PCR test only. Teenagers over the age of 12 enter Qatar under the same rules as adults.

Documents must be uploaded to ehteraz.gov.qa a minimum of 24 and a maximum of 71 hours before travel. Everyone, including children, will need a special form, which must be filled out, printed, and signed in advance. In addition, tourists must install and activate the Ehteraz mobile app at Doha airport.