MOPH issues COVID-19 precautionary advice for travelers this summer
The MOPH highlighted the significance of travelers adhering to COVID-19 precautionary measures while traveling to protect themselves and their families. This will help lower the risk of becoming infected as the number of new COVID-19 cases reported on a daily basis in Qatar has increased in recent weeks and many countries around the world are experiencing high numbers of COVID-19 cases.
The Ministry of Health outlined how, despite the lifting of the COVID-19 precautionary restrictions in Qatar, it is still advised for all community members to voluntarily take the precautionary measures to safeguard their health.
To ensure people's safety while traveling abroad the Ministry suggests the following easy but effective precautions:-
- Before departing, make sure you follow all COVID-19 travel regulations and the nation's requirements for immunization status, testing, and any paperwork that must be filled out.
- To be sure you follow all guidelines, check the COVID-19 regulations in effect in the nation you are visiting.
- Review the MOPH COVID-19 Travel and Return Policy to learn about the most recent testing and quarantine rules once you get back to Qatar.
- For optimal protection, make sure you receive the COVID-19 vaccine in all doses for which you are qualified, including the booster dose, before traveling.
- Follow the safety recommendations below when traveling, especially to nations where COVID-19 is still widespread.
- Regularly wash your hands with soap and water or sanitize them.
- When welcoming individuals, refrain from making physical contact, such as shaking hands.
- Use your sleeve to cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, or use tissue paper and dispose of it properly, according to proper coughing etiquette.
- Whenever you are around other people, crammed interior spaces, around someone who has respiratory symptoms, or when you yourself are experiencing respiratory symptoms, use a face mask in enclosed public spaces.
- As much as possible, stay away from crowded, gathering locations that are also inadequately ventilated.
- Whenever you can, buy traveler's health insurance.
The Ministry urged everyone who was eligible to get their COVID-19 booster shot. Pfizer vaccine booster doses are currently approved for individuals 12 and older, whereas Moderna vaccine booster doses are approved for individuals 18 and older.
For those 50 years of age and older, as well as those with chronic illnesses that raise their risk for a severe COVID-19 infection, a fourth dosage of the vaccination is also available.
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