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The latest update to Qatar’s COVID travel list has been announced-Doha News

Ministry of Health updated travel list based on Covid-19 risk.

Qatar authorities Added Following a significant increase in daily Covid-19 cases, there are several countries on the red and exceptional red list of travel and return policies.

According to the new update, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States have all moved from the country’s green list to the red list.

This means that returning travelers must undergo a PCR test within 72 hours of arriving in Qatar if vaccinated, otherwise before being quarantined. Non-residents are required to quarantine at the hotel for up to 2 days after entering the country until the PCR test results are published.

No quarantine is required for Qatari citizens or fully vaccinated residents.

With the recent addition, the number of countries on the Red List will be up to 57 and will be effective from 7 pm Qatar time on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

On the other hand, the exceptional Red List consists of nine countries: Egypt, Nepal, Bangladesh, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe.

This update takes place as Qatar is tackling the third wave of COVID infection amid an apparent PCR testing crisis and the relentless spread of Omicron variants.

Qatar Ministry of Health on Tuesday [MoPH] After registering 1,695 new infections and maintaining less than 1,000 by December, he said the total number of active cases had increased to 8,339. Skeptics believe that the actual numbers are much higher.

The leaked memo outlines Qatar’s new PCR test regulations.

Get into a local panic

Despite guarantees from health authorities, a long line of images and videos in hospitals and clinics of people trying to undergo a PCR test panicked last week.

As the number of cases increased, more people appeared to be in a hurry to the laboratory, either because of exposure to the infected or the onset of symptoms.

It also places people who may have been negative at risk of infection, given that the test queue was not isolated to isolate symptomatic cases from those requiring a PCR travel certificate. did.

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