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Qatar Announces Updates for COVID-19 Policies (January 27, 2022)
January 27, 2022

Qatar Announces Updates for COVID-19 Policies

The Government of Qatar has announced updated measures that will go into effect Saturday, January 29, 2022.  These changes include reopening of in-person schooling, reopening of malls to children and unvaccinated people, and changing the quarantine period to seven days for people who have tested positive for COVID-19.


For a comprehensive list of COVID-19 policies, guidelines, and restrictions in Qatar, please visit the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) COVID-19 Restrictions website.


Effective January 1, 2022, the United States and several other countries have been added to the Red List for entry to Qatar.  COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements vary depending on your COVID-19 vaccination status and whether you are a Qatari citizen, resident, or tourist.  Full details on Qatar’s travel, testing, and quarantine policies are available at MOPH’s Travel and Return Policy page.

As a reminder, effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States age two years and older, regardless of vaccination status or citizenship, must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test (PCR or rapid antigen) taken within one calendar day of travel.  For more information about travel guidelines to the United States, please visit State Department’s International Travel page.

For COVID-19 updates, please visit U.S. Embassy Doha’s COVID-19 Information page or

CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions.

Stay Informed, Stay Connected, Stay Safe! 

Actions to Take:

  • Visit state.gov to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security.