FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: SC Encourages Fans to Familiarize Themselves with COVID-19 Travel & Return Policy
29 September 2022

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022: SC Encourages Fans to Familiarize Themselves with COVID-19 Travel & Return Policy

Doha, September 29 (QNA) - The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy encouraged fans to familiarize themselves with Qatar’s COVID-19 Travel and Return Policy, which was updated by the Ministry of Public Health on Aug. 31, 2022. In light of the new policy provided by the Ministry of Public Health, holders of Hayya card regardless of their vaccination status are required to present an official negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 48 hours before departure time or an official negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result no more than 24 hours before departure time. The test result will need to be submitted at the airport check-in counter. Self-tests are not recognized. Children under six years old are exempted from that requirement. The Ministry of Public Health had removed all quarantine requirements for passengers arriving in Qatar regardless of their departure countries. Positive cases will undergo quarantine in line with the guidelines of the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). The new policies also remove testing requirements after arriving to Qatar or before departing the country. Passengers are advised however to review and follow the travel requirements to their destination. Masks are mandatory in all health facilities and in public transportation across the country. All travelers above 18 years of age must download and activate the EHTERAZ App on their smart phones. The status in the app should be green, confirming no COVID-19 infection, so that visitors can enter public places and indoor areas. Fans can gain access to medical care in any hospital, health center, clinic, governmental or private pharmacy in the country. Access to emergency and urgent medical care in public hospitals is free for Hayya card holders. The Ministry of Public Health highlighted that visitors must have a travel insurance that covers medical services valid for the duration of their visit. (QNA)