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COVID-19 Information

Last updated: [1/13/2021] Country-Specific Information: Gradual lifting of restrictions on recreational activities in amusement cities and parks.  The Qatari Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced that restrictions on a variety of recreational facilities will be lifted, provided that their operational capacity does not exceed 50 percent.  The resumption of entertainment activities takes place in three stages; ...
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Statement by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Greta C. Holtz

On January 20, 2021, in Washington D.C., President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into the highest offices in the land.  This capital city, a city which is watched across the globe in its triumphs and its tragedies, hosts the institutions of our democracy. Our democratic institutions have been severely tested, ...
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The United States Welcomes the Breakthrough To Restore Gulf and Arab Unity

The United States Welcomes the Breakthrough To Restore Gulf and Arab Unity PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 5, 2021 We are encouraged by the breakthrough made with the Al-Ula Declaration today at the GCC summit, which marks a positive step toward restoring Gulf and Arab unity. We have long stressed that a truly united Gulf will bring ...
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MASCOT Message: Quarantine for Arrivals Extended through February 2021

Quarantine requirements for all arrivals in Qatar have been extended through February 15, 2021.  Qatari citizens, residency permit holders, and certain people undertaking new employment may enter Qatar.  All travelers should coordinate closely with their sponsors, as advance permission may be required to enter Qatar in addition to quarantine and testing regulations.  Per recent changes in travel policy, residents ...
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Qatar National Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 18, 2020   On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I extend best wishes for a joyous National Day to His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and the people of the State of Qatar. The United States greatly values the deep ties our two nations share ...
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