Qatar’s Ministry of Health (MoPH) has updated the list of red countries. This is because Qatar witnessed a noticeable surge in the case of Covid-19.
Qatar authorities have added several countries to the Red List of Covid-19 risk-based travel and returns policies.
This decision will be effective from Saturday, January 1, 2022. Some of the newly added countries to the list are Saudi Arabia, Kenya, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Jordan, which were formerly Green List countries. Meanwhile, the Philippines has moved from exceptional red to red. Belarus has moved from red to green. In short, Qatar’s green list currently includes 29 countries.
There are currently nine countries on the exceptional Red List, including Egypt, Nepal, Bangladesh, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe.
This update was made in the light of a marked increase in positive cases in Qatar, following the emergence of new Omicron variants that are rapidly spreading around the world.
Qatar Airways announced this update last weekend, but it was suddenly removed from its website before the MoPH statement was released.
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 before returning. However, you must take the exam within 36 hours of arriving in Doha.
Travelers arriving from Red List countries must present a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of arrival. Visitors must be quarantined at the hotel for up to two days after arrival in the country until the results of the PCR test are available. No quarantine is required for Qatari citizens or fully vaccinated residents.
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