International Travel Restrictions and Policies

Restricted

Entry into Qatar From Equatorial Guinea is Restricted

Description

Most international travelers are not allowed to enter Qatar.

More Details

This travel restriction does not apply to:

  • Qatari nationals;
  • The children and spouses of Qatari citizens;
  • Holders of a permanent residence permit in the State of Qatar;
  • Pre-approved QID resident permit holders through the Qatar portal;
  • Sponsored Work Permit/Employment visa holders;
  • Travelers who are GCC citizens.
More Information
Qatar Tourism
Start Date
8/1/2020
Changed
7/12/2021

Before You Leave

Mandatory

Proof of negative COVID-19 test results

COVID-19 Test icon
Description

All travelers must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test result. The test must be taken from an accredited COVID-19 testing center within 72 hours before arrival in Qatar.

Testing Options
  • A Pcr Test Up To 72 hours Before Arrival
More Information
Qatar Portal
Start Date
4/25/2021
Changed
7/12/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory travel registration form

Documents icon
Description

Travelers must complete a travel registration form at least 12 hours before departure to Qatar.

More Information
Qatari Government
Start Date
8/1/2020
Changed
7/12/2021
Mandatory

Mandatory travel authorization form

Entry Permit icon
Description

Residents of Qatar and their family members holding QIDs can return to Qatar after an employer, government or private sector applies for an entry permit for them.

More Information
Qatari Government
Start Date
8/1/2020
Changed
7/12/2021

On Arrival

Mandatory

Mandatory proof of vaccination

Documents icon
Description

Travelers who are fully vaccinated must present proof of being fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the Qatari Ministry of Public health and that 14 days have passed since they received the 2nd dose.

More Details

Vaccines approved in Qatar are Pfizer and BioNTech, Moderna, Covishiled (AstraZeneca), Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, and Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines.

More Information
Qatar Government
Start Date
5/28/2021
Changed
7/12/2021

While You're There

Mandatory

Masks are mandatory in public

Masks icon
Description

Travellers must wear masks while in public places.

More Information
UK Government - Qatar
Start Date
5/14/2020
Changed
7/12/2021

COVID-19 Risk Information

Very High Risk
COVID-19 transmission is very high in Qatar.
Daily New Cases Per Millionmore information indicator
45.77
Decreased by2.13
at 7/22/2021
Positive Test Ratemore information indicator
2.20%
Increased by0.00%
at 7/18/2021
Percent Vaccinatedmore information indicator
67.90%
Increased by2.19%
at 7/22/2021
People Vaccinatedmore information indicator
1,956,183
Increased by63,071
at 7/22/2021
Reproduction Ratemore information indicator
0.93
Increased by-0.10
at 7/21/2021

Data is sourced from Our World In Data, and risk levels are assessed and scored based on the CDC guidelines.

Local Guidelines

General

A nationwide restriction is in place prohibiting indoor gatherings and limiting outdoor gatherings to 5 people, subject to completing the full vaccination of COVID-19. It is compulsory to download Qatar’s contact tracing app, EHTERAZ, and to have access to it on a smart device whenever leaving the house. Full details can be found at https://covid19.moph.gov....
Last Checked
7/22/2021

Use of mask

local guidelines for use of mask
Status
Required
Severity
More Details
Face masks are required in all public spaces and while on public transport.

Public transportation

local guidelines for public transportation
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
More Details
Public transport has resumed operations with reduced capacity. Only those with a 'green' status on the EHTERAZ APP will be allowed to board.

Restaurants

local guidelines for restaurants
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
More Details
Restaurants are open for takeaway and delivery services only. On-site dining is not permitted.

Bars

local guidelines for bars
Status
Closed
Severity
More Details
Bars remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

local guidelines for nightclubs
Status
Closed
Severity
More Details
Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

local guidelines for shops
Status
Restrictions in place
Severity
More Details
Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer, face masks, and social distancing. There are limits on how many people may enter a shop at one time and pre-entry temperature checks may be conducted.

View Restrictions and Policies for the Return Trip

Qatar flagQatar
to
Equatorial Guinea flagEquatorial Guinea

Looking to Start Planning Your Trip?

Coming soon: organize your trip details all in one place. View more specific restrictions and policies for each leg of your trip.

Was This Helpful?

Found an Error? Let Us Know.

This includes anything that's incomplete, out-of-date, missleading, or incorrect.

Report an Error