Date Updated

10/11/2021



  • • Qatar has classified countries into two main lists, Green and Red. In addition, there is a secondary list of Exceptional Red Countries.

    • Vaccinated and Recovered Travelers: Approved vaccines are two doses of either Pfizer/ BioNTech (Comirnaty), Moderna (SpikeVax), AstraZeneca (Covishield / Oxford / Vaxzevria) and only one dose of Jansen / Johnson & Johnson.

    • Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V are conditionally-approved vaccines that also require a positive serology antibody test before travel to be considered vaccinated.

    • Fully-vaccinated travelers coming from green list countries are exempt from quarantine requirements.

    • 2-day quarantine in a government-approved facility (booked via Discover Qatar) for fully vaccinated (or those who have recovered from COVID-19) nationals of Qatar, GCC citizens and residents in Qatar, traveling from Exceptional Red Countries.

    • Negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued in the country of origin within 72 hours of arrival in Qatar for all travelers from green or red list countries.

    • 7-day hotel quarantine for non-vaccinated travelers traveling from green and red list countries except for nationals of Qatar, GCC citizens staying with relatives, residents in Qatar, and those with pre-issued family visas who can undergo the 7-day self-quarantine at home.

    • 7-day hotel quarantine for non-vaccinated nationals of Qatar, GCC citizens and residents in Qatar, travelling from Exceptional Red Countries (other categories are not permitted entry to Qatar if traveling from any of these countries).

    • Negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate issued in the country of origin within 72 hours of arrival in Qatar for all travelers from green or red list countries.


  • • Issuance and processing of pre-arranged visit visas has resumed.

    • Issuance of business visas in a limited capacity has resumed.

    • Issiance f visas-on-arrival with the validity period determined at the border based on nationality has resumed.

    • Issuance of short-term multiple-entry work visas has resumed on an exceptional basis.

    • Resumption of labor quota and work visa applications.

    • Resumption of Qatar Visa Centre operations in select cities including: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka.

    • In-person immigration application submissions are now possible.

    • The following travelers may enter Qatar:
    - GCC nationals and their spouses and children traveling together.
    - GCC nationals’ domestic workers accompanied by the sponsor or a sponsor's first-degree relative with a residence permit valid for at least six months and a passport valid for longer than their residence permit.
    - Passengers with a diplomatic ID issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar.
    - Spouses and children of nationals of Qatar with proof confirming blood relations.
    - Domestic workers of Qatari nationals accompanied by the sponsor or a sponsor’s firstdegree relative with a residence permit issued by Qatar.
    - Foreign nationals with a residence permit and approved work permits.
    - holders of pre-arranged visas and tourists entering on a visa-on-arrival.

    • Passengers can transit through Qatari's airport, provided they have valid documents for their next destination.
  • Services currently offered:

    • Virtual

    • Lease checks

    • Check in/out, with restrictions (i.e. masks/gloves and social distancing)

    • Negotiations

    • Market availability
  • Yes. Temporary accommodation such as hotels and short-term apartments can be arranged.
  • All schools in Qatar are closed until further notice.


  • • Social distancing requirements; wearing of masks and gloves.

    • No social gatherings allowed.

    • Supermarkets, pharmacies, catering services (home delivery) and petrol stations and car garages are open.

    • Working hours are restricted to 7 a.m, to 1 p.m. for non-essential businesses.

    • Downloading of government app is mandatory in Qatar. Non-compliance is penalized with AR $200,000Q fine or three years in jail.


  • • Flights: no inbound flights to Qatar.

    • Trains: no trains running currently.

    • Buses: no buses running currently.

    • Trams: no trams running currently.

    • Restrictions/timetables: masks required at all times.
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Video

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Reduced service due to curfew daily by 5 p.m.; jobs need more
    time to complete please be aware.
    • Sea: Shipping lines has increase substantially due to lack of flight and
    shipping lines.

    Road Availability
    • Reduced service

    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative.

Entry Restrictions

Partially Restricted

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