The optional online pre-registration on Ehteraz website for citizens and residents make it faster and smoother for travelers arriving at all ports of entry into Qatar, said Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), yesterday.
Under the ‘Qatar Travel and Return Policy’ section the Ministry said that in order to facilitate entry procedures into the country, the online pre-registration on Ehteraz website has now become optional for citizens and residents.
However, pre-registration is still mandatory for visitors (12) hours before travel to obtain a travel permit.
“Travelers who have completed the pre-registration and uploaded all required official documents (copy of vaccination certificate, copy of PCR test results, etc.) will be allowed to use the designated fast-track route and proceed directly to the immigration checkpoint without stopping at the Ministry of Public Health’s counters (only for individuals who meet the criteria) - making it easier and faster to get into the country,” said the Ministry.
“In case several members of a family have completed the pre-registration (for example: vaccinated parents with unvaccinated children), our team will review the health procedures in advance, which will allow the family to use the designated fast track route to complete entry into the country easily,” it added.
Also the online pre-registration will give officials the opportunity to review visitors’ data and process their requests in advance, which will reduce waiting time for travelers when arriving at ports of entry into the country.
Once the pre-registration is completed, travelers will be provided with information on the procedures that he/she will have to follow and the checkpoints that he/she will have to stop at upon arrival in Qatar.
According to the Ministry, the data of citizens and residents who have completed the pre-registration on the website will be stored in order to facilitate the process of submitting new applications in the future.
To mention, according to the general travel policy at present, unvaccinated citizens and residents who wish to travel abroad to a country classified as non-green are required to book hotel quarantine packages before travelling, through the Discover Qatar website at one of the designated quarantine hotels in Qatar.
Individuals wishing to travel abroad must be aware of the health measures applied in the country of arrival regarding quarantine duration and COVID-19 certificate requirement.
A PCR test for travel abroad must be conducted at private healthcare facilities which were previously announced by the MoPH.