Qatar has reopened its borders to international travellers who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with vaccines approved by the Qatar Ministry of Public Health. Qualifying travellers to the country no longer need to quarantine.
All visitors – vaccinated or non-vaccinated – will be required to undertake a PCR test within 72 hours prior to departure.
International visitors must register and upload required documentation such as a vaccination certificate, valid PCR test and personal details through the ‘Ehteraz’ website (www.ehteraz.gov.qa).
Applications for the authorisation (which is free of charge) must be made through the website at least 12 hours before departure to Qatar.
More than 80 nationalities can visit Qatar with a free visa-on-arrival.
In addition, all travellers are required to download and activate the Ehteraz mobile app which requires a domestic Qatari SIM card which can be purchased on arrival at Hamad International Airport (HIA). Upon activation, visitors will be able to participate in public activities such as visiting malls, restaurants, museums, or using taxis or public transportation.
Over a year ago, Qatar Tourism in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health launched the Qatar Clean programme for the hospitality and tourism sector to ensure safe visitor experiences in Qatar. The wearing of face masks in Qatar remains mandatory indoors as well as outdoors.