Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Al Kuwari, Minister of
Health has mandated strict implementation of the following changes to travel
policy for incoming travelers from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan,
Sri-Lanka, and Philippines; this includes those who transit through
other countries but whose original flight is from any of the aforementioned 6
countries (e.g. India – Kuwait – Doha):
With immediate effect, please observe and
implement the following:
passengers whose original flight is from the said countries are subject to
mandatory COVID-19 PCR Test done 48 hours before
departure from the testing centers approved by their local health
authority; Civil Aviation Authority and HIA are requested that
all Airlines be required to strictly review the authenticity
of the PCR certificate (and if possible stamp it with their seal of
approval/review) before allowing any passenger to board the aircraft, no
one should be allowed to board unless valid certificate is provided
regardless if vaccinated against Covid-19, presence of immunity as a
result COVID-19 infection within the past 6 months, age, or health
passengers from the said countries must undergo a repeat COVID-19 PCR
test in hotel quarantine or Mekhaines
facility within one day of flight arrival.
passengers from the said countries 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;
No one is allowed to use private quarantine for these passengers.
of the established criteria for hotel/home quarantine exemptions DO
NOT APPLY to travelers from the said countries.
employees from the different ministries and other governmental entities on
official missions that are 72 hours or less will be subjected to the
current protocols that are approved by MOPH.
Escort will be allowed to board the aircraft but they will be subject to
conditions stated above in points # 2-4 on their return to Qatar.
passengers transiting through Qatar must have the mandatory pre-travel PCR
test as mentioned in point 1, and in case they require another PCR test
for their onward destination, they can avail it on standard fee of QAR
300/- per test.
a dedicated hotel; guests from other countries other than the
aforementioned 6 countries should not be allowed to book on said dedicated
specific building/villa in Mekhaines for the above-said passengers from
the aforementioned 6 countries.
from the different countries should not be mixed and each country must
have their dedicated rooms/floors/buildings for proper public health monitoring.
Hotel Quarantine and Mekhaines Facilities:
ensure that dedicated buildings/villas for each of the 6 countries are
allocated, and guests are accordingly assigned rooms based on their
that each guest undergoes PCR tests on-arrival/or on Day 1, repeat tests
on Day 5 and Day 9. If found negative on day 9 test, they should be
discharged once result is released on day 10.
dedicated buildings/villas in Mekhaines should be manned by a security
guard 24/7 and not to allow guests to visit public areas or other guests.
If you need further clarification, kindly
coordinate with Ramae cc’d in this email.
MOPH Representative to the Health Quarantine
Cell in NCC
Chief Human Resources Officer – HMC
الرئيس التنفيذي للموارد البشرية
بمؤسسة حمد الطبية
Lead of the Logistics & Quarantine
رئيس لجنة اللوجيستيات ومباني الحجر
Chairperson of Public Health Sector HR
رئيس اللجنة العليا للموارد البشرية
للقطاع الصحي الحكومي
Tel: (+974) 44391908/6544/1331
Fax: (+974) 44871041
Box: 3050 Doha, Qatar