Bangladesh travel

Qatar Adds Bangladesh to ‘Outstanding Red List’ Under Travel Policy


57 countries added to the red list

Hamad International Airport. Reuters archive photo


Hamad International Airport. Reuters archive photo

Qatari authorities have added several countries, including Bangladesh, to its “exceptional red list” of travel and return policy following a significant increase in daily cases of Covid-19.

Qatar has classified the countries into two lists, green and red, in addition to a secondary list of exceptional red countries based on international and local health risk indicators and the epidemiology of Covid-19 in the different countries.

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Bangladesh, Egypt, Nepal, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe have been added to the Outstanding Red List, according to an Arab Times report.

Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States of America have all moved from the green list to the red list. The recent addition brings the number of countries on the Red List to 57 and will be effective from 7:00 p.m. PT on January 8, 2022.

For countries on the red list, returning travelers must take a PCR test no later than 72 hours before arriving in Qatar if they are vaccinated or quarantined if not. Non-residents are required to self-quarantine in a hotel for up to two days after arriving in the country until their PCR test results are released. Quarantine is not required for citizens or residents of Qatar who have been fully vaccinated, the report added.


Fully vaccinated travelers: These travelers will be subject to a two-day hotel quarantine upon arrival in Qatar.

Before arrival: negative PCR test within 72 hours before arrival in Qatar (for all age groups).

After arrival: the PCR test will be performed on the first day at the quarantine hotel after arrival (for all age groups).

Unvaccinated travelers will not be allowed to enter Qatar.