Eligible travellers leaving Qatar from India can now end the mandatory quarantine if they have received both doses of the WHO-approved covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to their departure.

To travel one has to give a negative RT-PCR report, and Visa on Arrival (VOA) is not available. As of now, VOA seekers are not allowed to travel to Qatar.

Reportedly, the categories eligible to travel from India to Qatar currently include Qatari citizens and their immediate families; who have permanent residence card holders; Business travelers, family visitors and leisure travellers with pre-approved visas.

All passengers arriving in Qatar must register on the Ehteraz website (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) at least 12 hours before boarding their flight, while passengers are also required to download the app and upload the required official documents on it. will be required. The change in the criteria for leaving the quarantine has been done only for fully vaccinated passengers.

As per the new rules, countries have been classified into three categories with respect to the COVID cases, i.e. green, yellow and red. A quarantine policy will be in place for each category for the arrival of unvaccinated passengers in Qatar. This updated policy also applies to those who have been vaccinated with vaccines recognized in Qatar, or who have less than a 14-day vaccine administration period since the second dose.

Those coming from the green category will have to undergo home quarantine for five days and undergo RT-PCR test at PHCC on the fourth day of quarantine.

People in the yellow category will have to undergo hotel quarantine for seven days, and RT-PCR test on the sixth day at their own expense.

In addition, those coming from the red category will have to undergo hotel quarantine for 10 days, and undergo PCR test on the seventh day at their own expense.

However, vaccinated passengers coming from Red category will have to undergo RT-PCR test at their own cost on arrival at Doha airport. Apart from this, reports state that 94 countries including India have been included in this list.

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