Qatar to require negative Covid tests for passengers from China

Doha: The Ministry of Public Health announced new travel requirements for all travelers (citizens, residents, and visitors) coming from China to Qatar as of Tuesday evening, January 3, 2023.

All travelers coming to the State of Qatar from China, regardless of vaccination or immunity status, must present a negative PCR result taken within 48 hours of the time of departure to the State of Qatar, the Ministry of Public Health indicated.

The updated COVID-19 policy is a temporary measure that has been made to safeguard the passengers coming to Qatar and the community against the virus, with China currently experiencing widespread circulation of COVID-19 within its population, the Ministry noted.

Quarantine is no longer mandatory for all travelers coming from abroad. However, travelers, who are infected with the virus after they arrive in Qatar, must undergo health isolation in accordance with the country's procedures. It is also no longer mandatory for citizens and residents of Qatar to take a rapid antigen test upon arrival in the country, the ministry added.

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