Qatar has revised its travel and return policy with more relaxed measures

A new set of updates has been released by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) which eases the conditions on Qatar’s travel and return policy regarding Covid-19. For instance, the list of Countries Subject to Covid-19 Red Health Measures has been removed, and quarantine requirements for travellers from abroad have been eased. Those arriving from abroad will no longer be required to undergo quarantine unless they test positive for Covid-19. In this case, travellers who test positive will be required to undertake proper isolation and quarantine measures.

All these must still follow the pre-arrival and post-arrival procedures in the State. In particular, everyone is required to take a rapid antigen test (RAT) at a Primary Health Care Corporation health centre within 24 hours of arrival. This can also be done in a Ministry of Public Health-approved private medical centre. Those who don’t comply will receive a grey health status on the Ehteraz application.

For visitors, everyone is required to present a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test certificate that shows a negative result. This must be within 48 hours from the flight to Qatar. They can also present a negative rapid antigen test done within 24 hours from the flight to Qatar.

In other news, a Saudi Arabian eVisa is now available for residents of Qatar and other GCC countries as signed by Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed al-Khateeb in a ministerial order. The application can be done via the portal. Users simply need to fill out the necessary information on the online portal and upload the necessary requirements. They need to pay the corresponding fees for the eVisa and receive it via email afterwards.

According to a tweet from the ministry, “The announcement will make it easier than ever before to visit Saudi Arabia, a great example of collaboration across the sector to provide a seamless travel experience for our visitors.”

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