Top News Qatar reopens for fully vaccinated international travellers By TTG Asia / Posted on 14 July, 2021 14:59 Qatar has reopened its borders to international travellers who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, allowing them to visit the Middle Eastern country without the need for quarantine. The same rule applies to citizens and residents of Qatar who are returning to the country. All visitors – vaccinated or non-vaccinated – will be required to present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours before departure. Fully vaccinated visitors to Qatar with a negative Covid-19 PCR test result can bypass quarantine requirement Visitors wishing to enter Qatar must register and upload required documentation such as a vaccination certificate, a valid negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to travel, and personal details through the Ehteraz website (www.ehteraz.gov.qa). Travellers have to apply for the authorisation (free of charge) through the Ehteraz website at least 12 hours before departure to Qatar. More than 80 nationalities can visit Qatar with a free visa-on-arrival, while visitor visa rules apply for other nationalities. In addition, all travellers are required to download and activate the Ehteraz mobile app which requires a domestic Qatari SIM card, purchasable from either Ooredoo or Vodafone on arrival at Hamad International Airport. Upon activation, visitors will be able to participate in public activities such as visiting malls, restaurants and museums; and using taxis or public transportation. Qatar Tourism in partnership with the Ministry of Public Health launched more than one year ago the Qatar Clean programme for the hospitality and tourism sector to ensure safe visitor experiences in Qatar.