Citizens, permanent residents, immediate family members of citizens, as well as business and pleasure travelers with pre-approved visas, are now permitted to travel to Qatar from India.
Another country has opened its doors to Indian tourists after Maldives and Canada in the past few days. Qatar has now reopened its borders, although cautiously with certain mandatory guidelines. Tests are still required upon arrival, quarantines may apply, and you will need to travel around using a contact tracking app. Here’s a short guide on the rules to be followed ahead to travel to Doha in Qatar:
General rules for entry into Qatar
Citizens, permanent residents, immediate family members of citizens, as well as business and pleasure travelers with pre-approved visas, are now permitted to travel. You must register on their website at least 12 hours before your flight. It is a requirement for obtaining a travel permit.
The ‘Ehteraz’ smartphone app, which needs a local Qatari SIM card, must be downloaded and activated by all travelers. You can only visit malls, restaurants, museums, or take cabs or public transit after activating this app.
Rules for unvaccinated travelers
Unvaccinated people include those who have only received one dosage of vaccine out of the two, those who have not completed 14 days after the final dose, and those who have received vaccinations that are not recognized by Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health. Visitors from India who are unvaccinated will be subject to a 7–10-day quarantine, depending on the reason for their travel and residence status.
Travel registration before arrival
Mandatory: At least 12 hours before arrival in the State of Qatar, all travelers must register online at the WWW.EHTERAZ.GOV.QA caution site.