Check out Updated Qatar Travel Requirements for 2022

COVID Qatar Travel Requirements for Foreigners for 2022: This is the updated advisory for traveling passengers arriving in Qatar. This is sourced from Philippine Airlines COVID travel advisories.

As you plan your business or pleasure trip to Qatar, there are a few things you’ll need to take into consideration. In this article, we will outline the Qatar travel requirements for foreigners and provide information on the COVID restrictions that are currently in place. Here is a checklist of what you’ll need to do in order to make your trip go as smoothly as possible.

These travel requirements are for travel to Qatar only. Looking for information when arriving in the Philippines from abroad? Check out the COVID Travel Requirements for foreigners or returning overseas Filipinos arriving from abroad. Or click here for General Travel Requirements for Destinations Within the Philippines.

Covid Qatar Travel Requirements
Check out the updated Qatar Travel Requirements for 2022

Qatar Travel Requirements per Philippine Airlines Advisory

Allowed Travelers*

  • Qatar Citizens, GCC Citizens, and Residents of Qatar
  • Visitors to Qatar with pre-approved and on-arrival visas

* Travelers seeking to enter Qatar must follow the will do so via a Safe Travel Lane arrangement, and the entry requirements and health controls of each Safe Travel Lane may differ depending on the traveler’s profile and travel history.

Qatar Travel Requirements: Medical Documents

  • Printed Copy of Negative COVID-19 Test (RT-PCR) Result from DOH-accredited laboratories, valid within forty-eight (48) hours prior to departure shall be applicable to the following:
  • All types of visas including passengers holding a first-time work visa
    • EXEMPTION: Fully vaccinated travelers such as travelers holding Qatar ID, Qatari Nationals, and travelers with any type of visa (Employment, Family Visit (Long Term), Student, Seaman, Business & Family Resident), are no longer required to present negative COVID19 test prior departure provided that they are registered to Etheraz mobile application
  • Printed Copy of Recognized Proof of Vaccination 

Qatar Travel Requirements: Travel Documents

  • Printed Copy of Registration to the Ehteraz Platform 
    • Undertaking and Acknowledgment Form
    • Travelers will undergo Hotel Quarantine upon arrival if they decide not to register before their flight to Qatar
    • EXEMPTION: Travelers holding Qatar ID and Qatari Nationals are no longer required to present Ehteraz Platform Registration prior to departure
  • PH Bureau of Immigration Declaration Form 
  • Printed Copy of Overseas Employment Certificate for OFWs
  • Printed Copy of Hotel Quarantine Facility Booking

Qatar Travel Requirements: Quarantine Requirements

  • The following shall undergo five (5) days of Home quarantine
    • Unvaccinated Qatar Citizens and Residents, GCC Citizens and Visitors
      • GCC Citizens and Visitors have the option to take the quarantine in a Quarantine Hotel for five (5) days
  • All GCC Citizens and Visitors from red countries who are fully vaccinated must undergo one (1) day Hotel Quarantine
  • All fully vaccinated Qatar Citizens and Residents shall undergo a Rapid Antigen Test within twenty-four (24) hours of arrival
  • All unvaccinated/ non-immune Qatar Citizens and Residents shall undergo a PCR Test within twenty-four (24) hours of arrival, plus a Rapid Antigen Test on day five (5) of Home Quarantine
    • Unvaccinated/ Non-immune Residents from red countries are not required to take the PCR test
  • All GCC Citizens and Visitors who are unvaccinated / non-immune shall undergo a Rapid Antigen Test on day five (5) of the quarantine
  • Fully Vaccinated GCC Citizens and Visitors shall undergo a Rapid Antigen Test on day one (1) of the quarantine

*Quarantine requirements are based on the Exceptional RED List category. The Philippines is under this list. For further details, please read the Qatar Travel & Return Policy.

Qatar Travel Requirements From Philippine Airlines 2022
Qatar Travel Requirements from Philippine Airlines 2022. Image from PAL Facebook Post.

COVID Qatar Travel Requirements for Arriving Local Passengers Disclaimer: Please note that there may be multiple travel requirements for each international destination. These rules are subject to change by the issuing foreign government authority and are issued for our passengers and the public’s safety. As these requirements may change at short notice, the advisories above serve as a general guide.

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