Quarantine Free Holidays Frequently Asked Questions

 

Do I need a Visa to enter any of these destinations?

Please check for any entry requirements for the destination you wish to travel to. You can also visit https://www.mfa.gr/missionsabroad/en/qatar-en for further info. 

The Embassy of Greece in Doha is now open and has begun processing tourist visas. Find out more here

 

Are these holidays the same as the Travel Bubble Holidays?

No, these are different to “Travel Bubble Holidays”. There are no PCR tests before boarding your Qatar Airways flight, and the hotels are not exclusive for Qatar Nationals and residents. Your flights will not be exclusive to Qatar Airways Holidays customers. 

 

What is a Quarantine Free Holiday?

These are holidays to destinations where travellers who have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination are able to enter the destination country without being required to undertake a period of quarantine. Similarly, on return from the destination no quarantine is required for those who have had the vaccine, where the second vaccine has been received no less than 14 days and no more than 6 months before the date of the return to Qatar.

 

Who can travel on a quarantine free holiday?

These offers are available to anyone who is currently living in Qatar. This includes Qatari Nationals, their travelling companions, and QID holders.

There is no quarantine requirement on arrival in the destination or on return to Qatar for those who qualify for each of the following:

  • Adults over the age of 18 have received a vaccination against Covid-19
  • The second dose of the vaccine was received no less than 14 days before return to Qatar
  • The second vaccine was received no more than 6 months before the date of the return flight

 

Can I travel with my children if they have not received the vaccine?

The current entry rules for Qatar are that a child under the age of 18 can travel with their parents if their parents have received vaccines, and they will be exempted from hotel quarantine. They will be required to home quarantine for 7 days on their return to Qatar.

 

What documentation is required to prove I have received both of the vaccines?

We recommend that each adult carries a copy of their vaccine certificate and that each adult has the Ehteraz app on their mobile phone. We also recommend that you check the MOPH website for any future changes in case this impacts your booking.

 

What if I haven’t received the vaccine yet?

If you have not yet received the vaccine, then please check the relevant conditions of travel as these will apply for the destination country, and for the return to Qatar where mandated quarantine rules may apply as per the Ministry of Public Health guidelines.

 

Will I require a PCR test?

You are not required to produce a PCR test certificate for your outbound flight or for entry into your destination country, as long as you satisfy the full criteria for vaccination. On 22 April we were informed that from 25 April onwards all passengers returning to HIA must take a PCR test within 72 hours of arrival. We recommend that you regularly check the MOPH website for any future changes in case this impacts your booking.

All medical centers that perform the PCR test in Greece are accredited. On the island of Mykonos, there are 3 private & 1 public accredited test centers which you can visit in order to take the PCR test. Each one is conveniently located either near the Airport or in the town of Mykonos. The cost of the PCR test is EUR 60. 

For those travelling on the 7 night Greek Island Hopping Tour, we recommend that you take your PCR test while in Santorini in order to leave enough time to get your test result before your flight. See details of test centers on Santorini below:

  1. Santorini Central Clinic, Fira

Opening times between 08.30am and 20.30pm daily. It is advised that you book an appointment in order to avoid having to Queue. 

A standard PCR test costs EUR 60 per person and can take over 24hrs before you receive your results. If you require your test result within 24hrs you can take a fast tracked PCR test which costs EUR90 per person.  

For both tests you will receive a stamped certificate as well as a digital version sent to your email address.

 

  1. Santorini MedLife Clinic, Mesaria

Opening times between 09.00am and 20.00pm daily. Test can only be taken if you have an appointment.

A standard PCR test costs EUR 80 per person and the results will be emailed to you within 24hrs. Tests can also be arranged to be taken at your hotel at a cost of EUR100 per person.

Test results are ONLY shared by email. 

 

 

 

Is it safe?

Qatar Airways have implemented new procedures throughout your journey, from check in to arrival, to ensure that safety and hygiene measures are of the highest possible standard. Read more about the enhanced policies here.

All hotels included in this promotion meet the standard or hygiene and cleanliness in accordance with their local regulations.

 

Is there a minimum stay?

Yes, the minimum stay is 3 nights, but you can add additional nights to your package if you would like to stay longer

 

What’s included in my package?

Return air travel, transfers and your hotel reservation with daily breakfast included.

 

Will I need to wear a mask in the holiday destination?

You will need to follow the rules as set out in your chosen destination. Note that some of these may vary to what you are familiar with in Qatar, so please do check before you make your booking.

 

What if the entry rules change either for the holiday destination or for Qatar after I have confirmed my booking?

Full refunds policy is in place if any changes to travel rules result in the cancellation of your holiday. In any other case, normal Qatar Airways Holiday terms & conditions apply 

 

Are there any restrictions I need to be aware of?

There are no restrictions imposed by Qatar Airways Holidays on use of facilities or travel in and out of the hotel or surrounding region of the destinations on offer.

We would encourage you to monitor the situation in the destination to understand any local restrictions in place, and ask you to appreciate that restrictions can change at short notice and are entirely outside of Qatar Airways Holidays control.

 

Can I purchase Travel Insurance?

Travel Insurance is available to purchase as part of your package and includes policies to cover medical expenses. Please see here for details. If you choose to purchase a separate insurance policy, please ensure that it has the appropriate coverage for Covid-19 related requirements.

 

I am a travel agent - can I book these packages for my clients?

Yes you can, although the packages are non-commissionable, and need to be booked together with air and land by Qatar Airways Holidays.  You are welcome to charge a service fee for your time and the additional services you provide.