No hotel quarantine for vaccinated GCC citizens, residents visiting Qatar


All Gulf citizens and residents are allowed to enter Qatar if they do a mandatory Covid-19 PCR test 72 hours before arrival from testing centres approved by their local health authorities, the Ministry of Health has said.
It is also mandatory for these travellers to install and activate Ehteraz app on their mobile phone using locally authorized SIM cards.
Fully vaccinated citizens and residents who received any of the six Covid-19 vaccines approved by Qatar are exempted from quarantine, provided they received the full dose at least 14 days before travelling. An official vaccination card or certificate must be presented as evidence.
The vaccines approved by the Ministry of Health in Qatar are: Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna, Astrazeneca, Covishield (Astrazeneca), Janssen/Johnson & Johnson and Sinopharm.
Non-vaccinated children below 18 years of age traveling to Qatar with their fully vaccinated parents are hotel quarantined for seven days, provided that the booking is made through Discover Qatar before their arrival to Qatar.
This is on the condition that one of the parents can be exempted, while the other is quarantined with the children and his/her health status on Ehteraz app will turn YELLOW, which means they are under quarantine. During the quarantine period, the parents cannot exchange their roles.
Subject to correct certification and a pre-arrival PCR test with a negative result, GCC citizens and residents who have been previously infected with COVID-19 and have then received a single dose of vaccine may be exempted from quarantine once two weeks after vaccination have elapsed.
The same exemption can be applied to those who have been infected after receiving a single dose of vaccine once two weeks has elapsed.
The exemption from quarantine applies to GCC citizens and residents entering Qatar through either Hamad International Airport or the Abu Samra land crossing.
GCC citizens and residents must present the following documents to be eligible for quarantine exemption:
An approved vaccination certificate with the date of their single dose.
An approved medical certificate showing the date of their COVID-19 infection.
Negative PCR test result from swab taken within 72 hours prior to entering Qatar.
GCC citizens and residents will be required to do PCR test at Hamad International Airport or Abu Samra upon arrival with additional fees of QR300 payable using a bank card or through an online link which will be sent to the individual’s mobile number immediately after registering in HIA or Abu Samra Clinics.
All of the quarantine exemptions mentioned above are not applicable to GCC citizens and its residents who are traveling into Qatar from any of the six Asian countries where mandatory hotel quarantine applies.


Source: Civil Aviation Authority – Qatar