Qatar mandates negative PCR test for travelers from China
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced that all travelers including residents, citizens and tourists arriving from China to the State of Qatar have to provide a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of departure to Qatar. The Ministry added that all travelers are required to present the test regardless of vaccination or immunity status.
The new travel requirements will come into effect as of Tuesday evening, January 3, 2023. With China currently experiencing widespread circulation of COVID-19 within its population, the COVID-19 policy was updated to safeguard the passengers coming to Qatar and protect the community against the virus, the Ministry said.
The Ministry added that quarantine is 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 was also noted that it is no longer mandatory for citizens and residents of Qatar to take a rapid antigen test upon arrival in the country.
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