Qatar Airways has updated its page for entry conditions to the state of Qatar and transit requirements through Doha that have changed on April 25 and will change again on April 29, 2021.
All passengers traveling to Qatar need to present a negative PCR-RT test taken a maximum of 72-hours before departure. Those arriving or have transited through India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines must do the test within 48-hours of departure, even if only transiting in Doha, and must quarantine 10 or 14 days upon arriving in the state (mainly migrant workers).
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Here’s the update:
- Qatari nationals
- The children and spouses of Qatari citizens
- Permanent resident permit holders
- Regular resident permit holders currently in the State of Qatar will automatically receive an exceptional entry permit upon departure.
Effective 25 April 2021, all passengers travelling to Qatar as their final destination need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR taken within 72 hours prior to their scheduled arrival time in Doha.
Effective 29 April 2021, passengers arriving or transiting in Qatar who have been in or transited through India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines need to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to their scheduled departure time from these countries.
- Passengers travelling to Qatar from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines must undergo 10 days quarantine in a dedicated quarantine facility, or 14 days if quarantine is at Mekhaines facility regardless of previous vaccination or immunity against COVID-19.
Many countries have instituted entry restrictions for passengers from India or have ended allowing flights from the country to land at their airports to slower the spread of the Indian mutation of the Covid-19.
Qatar stays closed for tourism arrivals. These changes only affect Qatar nationals and permanent resident holders, and passengers transiting from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines that now need to have a negative Covid-19 PCR-RT test even if they transit in Doha.