Doha, 30 July 2021
THE Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has decided to continue with the third phase of the gradual lifting of COViD-19 restrictions in August.
The lifting of COViD-19 restrictions was scheduled to be implemented in four phases. The first phase began on May 28, 2021, the second phase on June 18 and
the third phase on July 9.
The fourth phase was originally scheduled to begin on July 30 , which has now been delayed
In a statement, the MoPH said the third phase of the gradual easing of COV-iD-19 restrictions, currently in place, will continue until the new infections fall substantially.
The MoPH said the ministry continues to monitor key performance indicators to ensure a balance between the continuity of providing protection to the population on the one hand and restoring social and economic life to normal, on the other hand.
The ministry called on all people who are eligible to get vaccinated as soon as possible so that they can protect themselves, their families and members of the
society from the dangers of this disease and contribute to a speedy return to the normal life.
On other side, Indian Embassy in Qatar Tweeted around 1249 PM, alerting it’s nationals with new travel guidelines for Qatar to come into effect from 2 August, with compulsory hotel quarantine reintroduces for visitors from India and some other countries:
- resident permit holder and fully vaccinated in Qatar with MOPH approved vaccines or recovered from Covid in Qatar to undergo 2 days hotel quarantine. RTPCR test conducted on day 2 and if negative, allowed to go home
- Resident permit holders vaccinated outside Qatar or not vaccinated or recovered from Covid outside Qatar- 10 days compulsory hotel quarantine.
- Visitors (family, tourist, work) vaccinated outside Qatar with MOPH recognised vaccine – 10 days compulsory hotel quarantine.
- Visitors (family, visit, tourists, business) who are not vaccinated not allowed entry to Qatar. Please regularly visit MOPH website for update and also check with your airlines before traveling to Qatar to avoid inconvenience.
However, as per Ministry of Health guidelines 30th July as reported in all Qatari English news papers are very clear that THIRD phase guidelines dated July 9, continues throughout August 2021.
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