Qatar Airways makes Covid-19 test mandatory for travel from specific airports in some countries

Doha: Qatar Airways has said that from August 13 people travelling from some specific airports in some countries will have to present a negative Covid-19 medical test result. 

The airline has published a list of approved test centres in these countires.

“For the safety of all passengers, effective 13 August, Qatar Airways requires passengers travelling from specific airports in the below countries to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR medical test result when checking in. 

In our current network, these countries are Bangladesh, Brazil, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Philippines, and Sri Lanka. They will also be required for passengers travelling with Qatar Airways from India, Nepal, Nigeria and Russia, when we resume our services to these countries,” airline posted on its webite.

Tests must be issued within 72 hours before departure, from laboratories that are approved by Qatar Airways, and paid for at the passenger's expense. 

Those that do not have a copy of their medical test certificate alongside a consent form will not be permitted to travel on Qatar Airways flights. Children below the age of 12 years are exempt from this test if accompanied by family members that have presented a negative test result.


Yerevan (EVN)

Normed Medical Centre

The National Centre for Disease Control and Prevention

Republican Centre for AIDS Prevention

Nork Infectious Clinical Hospital

Natali Pharm Ltd

Prom Test Labs

Davidyants Laboratories

Ecosense Limited


Dhaka (DAC)     

Sher E Bangla Medical College Barisal

Bangladesh Institute of Tropical & Infectious Disease

Cox's Bazar Medical College

Cumilla Medical College

National Institute of Preventive & Social Medicine

Institute of Public Health

National Institute of Laboratory Medicine & Ref. Centre

Narayanganj 300 Bed Hospital

Khulna Medical College

Kustia Medical College

Mymensingh Medical College

Shahis Ziaur Rahman Medical College

Rahshahi Medical College

Rangpur Medical College

Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College


São Paulo (GRU)



Delboni Auriemo



Ahmedabad (AMD)

Unipath Specialty Lab

Supratech Labs

Sterling Accuris

Amritsar (ATQ)

Gurunanakdev Hospital

Civil Hospital

Sri Guru Ram Dass University of Health and Science

Jalandhar Civil Hospital

Christian Medical College

Gurdaspur Civil Hospital

Barnala Civil Hospital

Rajindra Hospital Govt Medical College

Mata Kaushalya Hospital

Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital

District Hospital Hoshiarpur

District Hospital Barnala

District Hospital Kapurthala

District Hospital Muktsar Sahib

District Hospital Moga

District Hospital Rupnagar

District Hospital Sangrur

Civil Hospital Sbs Nagar

Civil Hospital Mansa

Civil Hospital Bathinda

Civil Hospital Pathankot

Bangalore (BLR)

Test can be done at all ICMR-approved labs

Chennai ((MAA)

Test can be done at all ICMR-approved labs

Cochin (COK)

Medivision Scan & Diagnostic Research Centre

Goa (GOI)

Goa Medical College

Hyderabad (HYD)

Vijaya Diagnostic

Kolkata (CCU)

Apollo Hospital

Medica Super Specialty Lab

Suraksha Labs

Dr. Lal Path Labs

Kozhikode (CCJ)

Aza Diagnostics Center

Nagpur (NAG)

Dhruv Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics

Su-Vishwas Diagnostic Lab

New Delhi (DEL)

Dr. Lal Path Labs

Mumbai (BOM)

Suburban Diagnostics



Nanavati Hospital

Trivandrum (TRV)

DDRC Test Lab


Isfahan (IFN)


Mashhad (MHD)

Mashhad Pathobiology Laboratory

Dr. Ejtehadi Lab

Pardis Lab

Dr. Daneshgahi Lab

Shiraz (SYZ)

Niloo lab

Tehran (IKA)

Keyvan Lab

Khobsho Lab


Erbil (EBL)

Central Emergency Hospital


Kathmandu (KTM)          

Star Hospital

Sukraraj Tropical & Infectious Disease Hospital

KMC Hospital

BIR Hospital

Patan Academy of Health Sciences

Hams Hospital

Central Diagnostic Laboratory

Surya Healthcare

Grande Hospital


Lagos (LOS)

Clina Lancet Laboratory

Medbury Medical Services


Biologix Medical Services Lagos

Vcare Diagnostics Limited Lagos

54 Gene Lagos


Islamabad (ISB)

Aga Khan University Hospital Clinical Laboratories

Essa Labs

Excel Labs


Karachi (KHI)     

Aga Khan University Hospital Clinical Laboratories

Essa Labs

Excel Labs


Lahore (LHE)     

Aga Khan University Hospital Clinical Laboratories

Essa Labs

Excel Labs


Peshwar (PEW)

Aga Khan University Hospital Clinical Laboratories

Essa Labs

Excel Labs


Please note, for passengers travelling to South Korea, only tests from Aga Khan University Hospital Clinical Laboratories and Excel Labs will be accepted.


Cebu (CEB)

Prime Care Alpha

Clark (CRK)

Jose B Lingad Hospital (JBL), LIPAD CRK

Davao (DVO)

Davao One World Diagnostic Center (Matina & Bajada Branch)

Manila (MNL)

Makati Medical Center

Asian Hospital

St. Lukes Hospital BGC

St. Lukes Hospital QC

Delos Santos Medical Center

Chinese General Hospital

Philippine Red Cross

The Medical City Ortigas


Moscow (DME)


CMD Clinic


Any lab conducting the test provided it is approved by Rospotrebnadzor

St. Petersburg (LED)


CMD Clinic


Any lab conducting the test provided it is approved by Rospotrebnadzor

Sri Lanka

Colombo (CMB)

Durdans Hospital

Nawaloka Hospital

Lanka Hospital

Asiria Surgical Hospital

Passenger forms for travel to certain countries

Some countries' immigration and health authorities require passengers to submit a passenger locator or health form prior to departure.

From 1 August, passengers travelling to Massachusetts, US must fill out a travel form ahead of departure to confirm arrangements for a 14 day quarantine or that they can produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to arrival. For more details visit the Massachusetts state website.

Passengers travelling to Spain, Greece, and the UK must fill out a form up to 48 hours ahead of departure.

Passengers travelling to the Maldives must fill out a form up to 24 hours ahead of departure.


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