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Mandatory Quarantine Policy in Qatar: Travelers from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines are required to undergo quarantine

Mandatory Quarantine Policy in Qatar: Travelers from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines are required to undergo quarantine

 

Due to the emergence of a new strain of the “Covid-19” virus in India, the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has decided that no exceptions to the hotel quarantine policy will apply and that the following measures should be implemented for travelers coming from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines in order to protect public health in the State of Qatar. ​

Mandatory Quarantine Policy in Qatar: Travelers from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines are required to undergo quarantine

 

1. All passengers whose original flight is from the said countries are subject to mandatory COVID-19 PCR Test is done 48 hours before departure from the testing centers approved by their local health authority. Knowing that no one can board the flight to Qatar without a valid Negative PCR certificate.

 

2. All arrivals from those countries must undergo (10) days quarantine in a dedicated quarantine facility, or (14) days if quarantined at Mekhaines facility.

 

3. Home quarantine criteria are not applicable for travelers coming from these countries, including the exemptions due to vaccination or recovery from a previous infection with the virus during the past six months.

 

4. All arrivals from those countries must undergo a repeat COVID-19 PCR test at the quarantine facility within one day of arrival. Knowing that the PCR test will be repeated during and before the end of the quarantine period.

 

5. All 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 have it at Hamad International Airport on a standard fee of QAR 300/- per test.

 

The above-mentioned measures are effective from Thursday, 29th April at 12am (00:00 hours) Doha time

 

These steps take effect as soon as they are announced. In a statement, the Ministry said that they are closely monitoring the situation and taking the appropriate steps in compliance with public health indicators in Qatar and around the world, urging the population to follow precautionary measures to protect everyone’s health and safety.

New strains, such as the one discovered in India, are considered to be more capable of spreading, and more research is currently being performed to determine the pace of this spread and the degree of its effects on the lives of those infected.

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Source: MOPH

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