Welcome Home Packages with Discover Qatar

 

On 3 October, the State of Qatar announced a new travel and return policy, effective 6 October. 

 

Full details of the MOPH travel and return policy can be read here. 

 

Please do not book a “Welcome Home Quarantine Hotel Package” until you have read the full MOPH policy and you know what type of quarantine you will be required to complete.

If any of the MOPH announced changes mean that your existing booking needs to be changed, please submit your request here or call us on +974 4423 7999

 

If you already know your quarantine requirement, go straight to the booking portals below based on the status of the country you are arriving from:

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Do I need to book a quarantine hotel?

Please read the MOPH travel and return policy in full to understand if you are able to enter the State of Qatar, and if you require a Discover Qatar Quarantine Hotel Package.

Adults who have received a complete vaccine for Covid-19 from the Approved Vaccine list below do not need to book a quarantine hotel, unless arriving from one of the Exceptional Red List countries.

Similarly, if you have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 12 months in Qatar, or in a GCC country and have received at least one recognized vaccine, you will not be required to undertake quarantine, unless arriving from one of the Exceptional Red List countries.

If you are travelling with children who are not vaccinated then you need to refer to the MOPH travel and return policy to understand if you are exempt from quarantine or are required to undertake a period of home quarantine or hotel quarantine.

If you are an adult and are not fully vaccinated, please refer to the MOPH travel and return policy to determine if you are allowed to enter the State of Qatar, and what your quarantine requirement is mandated as.

 

What is the approved vaccine list?

Approved vaccines are

1. Pfizer/BioNtech Vaccine (Comirnaty)

2. Moderna Vaccine (SpikeVax)

3. AstraZeneca vaccines (Covishield / Oxford / Vaxzevria)

4. Jansen/Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

 

Conditionally approved vaccines are:

5. Sinopharm vaccine

6. Sinovac

7. Sputnik V

 

Am I considered fully immune if I have received both doses of a conditionally approved vaccine?

If you have received two doses of a conditionally approved vaccine you will need to have met one of the following criteria in order to be considered as fully immune:

1. Taken a Serology Antibody test with a positive result

2. Received one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine more than 14 days prior to your arrival into Qatar.

Those considered as fully immune will be exempt from hotel quarantine unless arriving from one of the Exceptional Red List countries. Please refer to the MOPH travel and return policy for more info.  

 

Do I need a PCR test prior to arrival?

If you are a Qatari citizen, GCC citizen or resident of Qatar and travelling from a green country, a negative PCR test is no longer required before arriving to Qatar.

If you are a visitor to Qatar or if you are a Qatari citizen, GCC citizen or resident of Qatar and travelling from a red country/exceptional red list country, a negative PCR test must be obtained within a maximum of 72 hours before arriving to Qatar. The test must be carried out at a centre licensed to conduct covid-19 PCR tests by the local Ministry of Health at the country of arrival.

Depending on which category you fall into, you may also be required to take an additional PCR test within 36 hours of arriving in Qatar. This will be at the traveller’s expense. If test results are positive, the passenger must commit to the health isolation process. PCR tests will be at the traveller’s expense (QAR 160). Please read the MOPH travel and return policy for more info.

 

Do I need a PCR test before leaving hotel quarantine?

If you enter hotel quarantine, you will receive a PCR test on the penultimate day of your hotel quarantine which must have a negative result, allowing you to check-out on your final day.

 

Do I need to register before arrival?

In order to facilitate entry procedures into the country, the online pre-registration on the Ehteraz website is optional for citizens and residents. However, pre-registration is still mandatory for visitors before travel to obtain a travel permit.

The goal of launching the pre-registration platform is to make it faster and smoother for travelers arriving at all ports of entry into the country.

 

Do I need a Visa to travel to Qatar?

Citizens of over 95 countries are eligible for visa-free entry into the State of Qatar. Allowable lengths of stay vary, and visitors are kindly advised to check with Qatar Tourism for their Visa requirements.