Date Updated

03/23/2022

  • COVID-19 Testing and Quarantine Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers Travelers must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours prior to arrival in Qatar. This does not apply to: nationals and residents of Qatar entering from countries other than red list countries; vaccinated nationals and residents of Qatar; nationals and residents of Qatar with a COVID-19 recovery certificate; and Travelers who hold any of the recognized health apps if it meets the immunity criteria. GCC citizens, GCC residents or EU citizens and residents have the option of presenting a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours prior to arrival in Qatar OR taking a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival. Rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival for Qatar nationals and residents and travelers who hold any of the recognized health apps if it meets the immunity criteria. 1- day hotel quarantine for travelers arriving from a red list country must take a rapid antigen test on day 1 of their hotel quarantine. Approved vaccines are two doses of either Pfizer/ BioNTech (Comirnaty), Moderna (SpikeVax), AstraZeneca (Covishield / Oxford / Vaxzevria ) or one dose of Jansen / Johnson Johnson. Travelers vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca must have obtained their second dose or booster dose no more than nine months and no less than 14 days prior to entry. Travelers vaccinated with Jansen/Johnson and Johnson must have obtained their first dose between nine months and two weeks prior to entry and those who have received a booster dose of the vaccine must have received it between nine months and seven days prior to entry. Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V are conditionally-approved vaccines that also require a positive serology antibody test no more than 30 days prior to travel to be considered vaccinated. Travelers vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac and Sputnik V must have obtained their second dose between six months and 14 days prior to entry. If the traveler is unable to take a serology antibody test in the country of origin or if the antibody test result appears negative, the traveler must quarantine for five days. Travelers are considered recovered for purposes of entry if they had a medically confirmed COVID-19 infection acquired either locally or overseas for nine months from the date of the infection. There should be an official and verifiable laboratory test result as evidence of past infection. Travelers who are vaccinated outside Qatar are required to submit the original vaccine certificate and any other supporting documents in Arabic or English language and the certificate should at least include the following information: The name of the traveler must be identical to that on the passport; Doses and dates of vaccine given; Type/name of vaccine; and The serial number of the vaccine batch and QR code (if available). Rapid antigen tests may be carried out at the following locations: Primary Health Care Corporation health centers; or Private clinics/hospitals licensed by the Ministry of Public Health to conduct this test. Rapid antigen self-tests will not be accepted. Non-vaccinated Travelers Non-vaccinated travelers arriving from a red list country are not permitted to enter Qatar except for nationals of GCC countries and residents of Qatar. Travelers must present an original negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken at most 48 hours prior to arrival in Qatar. This does not apply to nationals and residents of Qatar entering from countries other than red list countries. 5-day quarantine for Qatar citizens and residents entering Qatar. Qatar citizens arriving from any country can quarantine at home. Qatar residents arriving from countries other than red list countries can quarantine at home and those arriving from red list countries must quarantine at a hotel. Qatar citizens arriving from countries other than red list countries list countries or red list countries and residents arriving from countries other than red list countries are subject to a COVID-19 PCR test within 24 hours of arrival and a rapid antigen test on day 5 of quarantine. Qatar residents arriving from a red list country are subject to rapid antigen test on day 5 of their hotel quarantine. 5-day hotel quarantine for GCC nationals and travelers arriving from a country not on the red list. They may quarantine at home if they can provide proof of relationship with a first-degree Qatari and residence. All of these travelers must take a rapid antigen test on day 5 of the quarantine. 5-day hotel quarantine for non-resident GCC nationals and Qatar residents arriving from a red list country. They must take a rapid antigen test on day 5 of the quarantine.
  • Resumption of issuance and processing of pre-arranged visit visas. Resumption of issuance of business visas in a limited capacity. Resumption of visas-on-arrival with the validity period determined at the border based on nationality. Exceptional issuance of short-term multiple-entry work visas. Resumption of labor quota and work visa applications. Resumption of Qatar Visa Centre operations in select cities including in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. In-person immigration application submissions are now possible. Travel Restrictions All travelers can enter Qatar except for travelers arriving from red list countries unless they are: Nationals of GCC countries are no longer allowed to enter with a national ID.
  • 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.
  • In secondary vocational schools (MBO) and tertiary education institutions (HBO and WO) a maximum group size of 75 persons per room applies
  • - However, there is still a requirement to have infection control measures in accordance with the Regulations relating to measures in the environment to promote health, which state that enterprise's operations must be planned and carried out in a manner that prevents communicable diseases


  • • 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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