Qatar: Updated Entrance Requirements

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • Updated country classification lists  
  • Updated entrance requirements for foreign national travelers, citizens, and residents of Qatar 


On 28 Feb. 2022, the government of Qatar updated its travel and return measures. The government will now classify country risk levels by the following categories: 

The government also reduced testing requirements so that foreign national travelers entering the country from a region subject to the standard health measures will be required to provide a negative PCR test within 48 hours prior to departure.  

Citizens and residents of Qatar will not be required to undergo testing prior to entering the country.  

Travelers arriving from a Red-List country or region may be subject to additional entrance requirements. For more information, click here 

What are the Changes?  

The government of Qatar updated its entrance requirements so that foreign national travelers must provide proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure. Citizens and residents of Qatar will not be required to produce a COVID-19 test taken prior to arrival.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Qatar’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

This article was published on 3 March 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

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