WATCH: A guide to countries you can visit for your long-awaited break

WATCH: A guide to countries you can visit for your long-awaited break

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Looking forward to your next summer getaway? With countries around the world gearing up to welcome visitors after more than a year of social restrictions, it’s time to plan a holiday once again!

From relaxing beach escapes to hiking in the mountains, citizens and residents of Qatar now have options when it comes to international travel. 

Greece

Holidays

Dreaming of European summer vacation? Greece is now welcoming tourists to its white-washed island and culture-filled city.

Greece has included Qatar among the green list countries that are exempted from quarantine. 

Travelers from Qatar will be required to fill out a Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and submit it at least 24 hours before departing to the country.

Athens is one of the oldest European cities which is worth exploring. Qatar Airways is now flying daily to Athens.

From cobble-stone streets to glistering beaches, Mykonos has got it all. Qatar Airways now operates three-weekly flights to this gorgeous Greek island.

Holidays

Travelers will be required to conduct a PCR test 72 hours prior to traveling and present a negative test result upon arrival at the airport.

Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveler has recovered from COVID in the past 9 months, which can be proven through a certificate of recovery.

Travelers are required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test at Greek airports upon arrival and will be subject to mandatory quarantine if tested positive.

Qatar Airways Holidays has recently launched a 7 night Greek Island-hopping experience.

First, you will spend 2 nights on the sun-blessed beaches of Mykonos where history, art, and culture all come together for a captivating experience like never before.

Then, it will be time to hop aboard your fast ferry to Paros where you will set sail through the glittering Aegean Sea on a journey of unparalleled speed and luxury.

A perfect hidden Greek gem you can enjoy a hike around its crystal-clear Mediterranean waters and stargaze its star-filled skies.

After spending two nights in Paros, it will be time to jump back on your fast ferry and set sail for Santorini. 

Whether you choose to get an Insta Worthy snap of the islands iconic white and blue domes of the island, go cliff jumping at Amoudi Bay, or feast on some Greek delights in one of the island's world-renowned restaurants, your two night stay here will be anything but boring.

Prices for the packages start at QAR 7,953 per person. Those who are planning to travel must book by July 15 to travel between June 11 to September 30. 

For more information, please visit travel.gov.gr

Maldives

Holidays

If there’s one location that’s at the top of most people’s bucket lists around the world, it’s the gorgeous islands of the Maldives. 

Surrounded by stunning white-sand beaches, the water is so clear that you can see all the way to the bottom. 

Qatar Airways is currently operating 28 weekly flights to Male. Now you can experience the natural beauty of the Maldives with travel packages with Qatar Airways Holidays. 

You can choose from a long list of luxury hotels in the Maldives. 

Georgia

Holidays

Georgia, a country that sits at the border of Asia and Europe is welcoming visitors again!

Whether you want to go hiking through the Caucasus mountains or you want to explore the fascinating history, there’s something for everyone in Georgia.

There’s so much to see and do on a package deal to Georgia with Qatar Airways Holidays, that sure will make you want to come back again and again to this beautiful destination.

Qatar Airways operates daily flights to this vibrant city.

Check out the rules and regulations for entering Georgia.

France

Starting June 9, France will be allowing fully vaccinated travelers from Qatar with a valid visa to enter without quarantine upon arrival.

The "reopening of the French borders" is in light of the improvement of the situation in both France and Qatar, the French embassy tweeted on Sunday.

Under 'Advice for Travel to France', the French embassy added, "As of 9 June, Qatari or third-country travelers from Qatar, if they already have a fully valid visa and are otherwise fully vaccinated, may re-enter France without quarantine upon arrival." 

"Upon departure from Qatar, presentation of evidence of a complete vaccination cycle: two weeks after the second injection of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine; four weeks after the injection of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; two weeks after single injection for those with a history of COVID-19,” the embassy added.

Additionally, travelers will be required to present a "negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or a negative antigenic test of less than 48 hours" upon departure.

"For those who do not already have a fully valid visa, the embassy is working to reopen the visa service in the coming weeks, with no date at this stage," the embassy added.

Spain

Spain opens its borders to vaccinated travelers from most countries including Qatar on Monday, June 7.

In order to enter Spain, visitors must present proof of vaccination, need to be vaccinated at least 14 days before the trip, or proof that they have overcome COVID-19 infection in the last six months.

As per the government, certificates can be in Spanish, English, French, German, or their equivalent translations in Spanish.

The vaccines accepted are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson as well as two Chinese vaccines authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO), Sinopharm and Sinovac.

All travelers arriving in Spain including those arriving in transit to other countries must complete a health control form prior to departure through the website: www.spth.gob.es by downloading the SpTIL-Ilealth application Travel -Spain available on Android and iOS Certificate data must be filled out on the website.

Turkey

Holidays

From a relaxing beach holiday in the Turkish Riviera to a city break, you’ll find a variety of options with Qatar Airways Holidays

You can choose from a long list of fun activities, historic sites, natural wonders, and experience the beauty of this diverse country that is rich in heritage and charm.

Qatar Airways is flying 14 times a week to iGA Istanbul Airport and 12 times a week to Sabiha Gökçen Airport.

Seychelles 

Holidays

In need of some Vitamin Sea?

Plan your next tropical escape to Seychelles where white sandy beaches and turquoise waters await you.

Qatar Airways is now flying three times a week to Seychelles and plans to increase flights from June 16, 2021. 

Click here to find out the entry requirements. 

Cyprus

Holidays

Have you completed COVID-19 vaccine doses? If yes, you can start planning your holiday to Cyprus as Qatar Airways operates four weekly flights to Larnaca.

Here is all you need to know about traveling to Cyprus.

Russia

Holidays

Explore the largest city in the European continent, Moscow, with three weekly flights with Qatar Airways. 

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