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New countries added to Qatar’s COVID Travel Red List-Doha News

The updated red travel list is 6 pm on Sunday, December 26th.

According to Qatar Airways, updates to Qatar’s COVID travel list will take effect on Sunday night. In the new list, some countries will need to undergo PCR testing when they move from green to red and vaccinated citizens and residents return to Doha.

A new update was posted on the national airline over the weekend Website the user[旅行要件]When you click a tab.

Screenshots from Qatar Airways website announcing updates to the country’s COVID travel list

From 6 pm on December 26, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia will return to Qatar’s Red List after being first listed on the Green List a week ago.

At that time, authorities greened 176 countries, including most Arab countries (Palestine, Oman, Somalia, UAE, Yemen, Kuwait, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan). I was on the list. Eight countries are on the Red List, including Algeria, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Germany, Iran, Poland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Health updated its traffic light classification system, completely abolishing the yellow list and replacing it with an “exceptional red country” list.

Countries that fall under “Exceptional Red List” Includes: Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Sudan and Sudan, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa.

Unlike travelers from “Red List” countries, visitors coming to Qatar from “Exceptional Red List” countries are banned from entering the Gulf countries if they have not been vaccinated.

Arrivals vaccinated from Red Listed countries must be quarantined at the hotel for 2 days after arrival and must obtain negative PCR results 72 hours prior to arrival for all age groups. there is.

According to the ministry Travel and Return Policy Page On the official website, travelers who are fully vaccinated outside Qatar with a vaccine approved by the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar are required to submit a vaccine certificate and other supplementary documents written in Arabic or English. I have.

Travelers from Red List countries who have not completed the required vaccinations can enter Qatar, but they must quarantine their home or hotel based on certain conditions.

Citizens and residents of Qatar who have been fully vaccinated and returned from a green-listed country do not need to undergo a PCR test prior to departure. However, you must take the exam within 36 hours of arriving in Doha.

Unvaccinated citizens and residents from green-listed countries should be quarantined at home for 7 days.

Earlier this year, the Ministry of Health reduced the price of PCR tests from QAR300 to QAR160 and received the results in 12-18 hours.

To get results within 6-8 hours, travelers can get the Expedited PCR test for the QAR300 and within 3 hours for the QAR660Q.

Last month, Qatar updated the list of approved doses, adding the Sinovac and Sputnik vaccines that already included Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson. A few days ago, the Covaxin vaccine was added as well as Sputnik V.

With recent detection Omicron Due to concerns about viruses and their mutations in the region, the World Health Organization has warned countries around the world of the new risks of reinfection.

On December 18, Qatar officially confirmed the first four cases of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant, and the recent surge in daily covid-19 cases requires authorities to reimplement the new Omicron Covid-19. It reflects community concerns about whether or not. Restrictions to limit the spread of infection.

The Ministry of Public Health continues to raise awareness to control the spread of the virus and has recently been new. motion Encourage the community to vaccinate in collaboration with the FIFA entitled “No one is safe until everyone is safe”.

up to date MoPH numbers Shows 153 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and increases the total number of active cases to 2,567.

To date, 232,016 doses of Covid-19 booster vaccine have been administered, and the number continues to grow.



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