Last updated: September 20, 2022 - Consult the Ministry of Public Health for the latest information.
Qatar Scholarhips now - Coronavirus (COVID-19) status update
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Qatar Travel and Return Policy
Qatar has classified countries into two lists, Green and Red, in addition to a secondary list of Exceptional Red Countries based on international and local health risk indicators and the epidemiology of Covid-19 in the different countries.
Countries based on Level of COVID-19 Risk
- For a list of Green countries
- For a list of Red countries
- For a list of Exceptional Red countries
- The Ministry of Public Health advises citizens and residents to comply with COVID-19 health measures currently in place in the country of arrival.
- Students are responsible for keeping up to date with changes to the travel and return policy through official sources before planning to travel to Qatar.
- Students must comply with Qatar's COVID-19 procedures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- The Ministry of Public Health continuously checks and monitors Students returning from abroad in order to maintain public health. Note that, Students may be subject to random testing upon arrival in Qatar.
- Non-residents of Qatar must register via the pre-registration platform on www.ehteraz.gov.qa website and upload all relevant documents such as PCR test result, vaccine certificate and other relevant documents at least 3 days before arrival. Although pre-registration is optional for citizens and residents of Qatar, the Ministry of Public Health recommends that all individuals entering Qatar pre-register to ensure the best experience upon arrival in Qatar.
- Students should download the Ehteraz mobile application and activate it on their mobile phones using a local or international SIM card.
- All Students must sign an Undertaking and Acknowledgement Form before arriving in Qatar. The form is available on the Ministry of Public Health website, pre-registration platform website ( www.ehteraz.gov.qa ) and airline online booking form. Citizens and residents who are fully vaccinated inside the State of Qatar arriving from one of the Green List countries are exempt from this requirement.
- Students must take a PCR test result at a medical center accredited by the health authorities in the country of departure. The test result must be negative and must be done 72 hours before arrival in Qatar. (Please see the PCR policy for more detailed guidance.)
- Students should check the quarantine policy for detailed guidance according to the country of arrival classification.
- In the case of home quarantine, accommodation conditions must be appropriate, and if the property does not comply with the conditions mentioned in the undertaking, the traveler must book the hotel quarantine package through Discover Qatar's website before travelling to Qatar.
- Students arriving in Qatar should go to the COVID-19 test clinic at the access port in case of any COVID-19-related symptoms and take the necessary isolation measures.
- These policies apply to arrivals across all Qatar entry points.
Below is a list of approved and conditionally approved vaccines by the Ministry of Public Health:
Approved Vaccines Conditionally Approved vaccines* Pfizer / BioNTech (Comirnaty) - Two Doses Sinopharm vaccine - Two Doses Moderna (SpikeVax) - Two Doses Sinovac - Two Doses AstraZeneca (Covishield / Oxford / Vaxzevria) - Two Doses Sputnik V - Two Doses Jansen / Johnson & Johnson (only one dose)
- *Serology Antibody test with a positive result is mandatory before travelling to Qatar for people with two doses of a conditionally approved vaccines and 14 days after the second dose, in which case only the traveler will be considered fully immune.
- *People who have received two doses of a conditionally approved vaccine followed by one dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and after 14 days from the last dose will be considered fully immune.
- Students who are fully immunized outside Qatar with a vaccine approved by the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar are required to submit the original vaccine certificate and other supporting documents written in Arabic or English proving that they have obtained the vaccine, as follows:
- The name of the traveler must be identical to that on the passport.
- Dose dates by vaccine type (one dose for Jansen vaccine and two doses for other vaccines).
- Type/name of vaccine.
- The serial number of the vaccine batch (if any).