Qatar has revised its travel red list, which now includes six countries based on international and regional health risk factors as well as COVID-19 epidemiology.
Six red list countries
The Ministry of Public Health released the update, which includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, Nepal and Egypt. The list went into effect on January 30 at 7 p.m., according to the ministry.
Restrictions on Passengers from GCC Countries
Fully vaccinated people from Qatar, foreign residents and nationals of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states would be subject to a two-day home quarantine upon arrival, in accordance with regulations related to arrivals from red list countries. .
Passengers of all age groups must obtain a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival in Qatar. On the second day of home quarantine, they will also do a rapid antigen test.
Unvaccinated visitors will be subject to a seven-day home quarantine upon arrival in Qatar. They must perform a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival and a rapid antigen test on the seventh day of quarantine.
Restriction for pre-approved passengers from red list countries
Passengers visiting Qatar who are fully vaccinated and have pre-approved visas and on arrival from the six listed countries will be subject to hotel quarantine for two days upon arrival.
They must undergo a negative PCR test within 72 hours of their arrival in Qatar, as well as a rapid antigen test on the second day of quarantine.
Unvaccinated passengers from Red List countries are not allowed entry
Unvaccinated passengers from Red List countries are not permitted to enter Qatar.
COVID-19 restriction in Qatar
Qatar reimposed business activity limits earlier this month in response to a rise in COVID-19 infections.
Face masks had to be worn in public spaces, outdoors and indoors, as part of the new restriction.