UPDATE on Coronavirus - COVID19

The latest advice regarding on Coronavirus - COVID19 as of 19 March 2020

The Embassy consular service section will be closed until further notice.
All services relating to Document Legalisation, Police Clearance, Visa Services are currently not being processed neither by mail or in person.

We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. 

Due to the ongoing development relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and for the health and wellbeing of Mission personnel, Embassy staff will be working remotely until further notice. We would like to reassure Qatari citizens that Embassy and all the attachés are still at their service.


For citizens emergencies please contact the Embassy on: +44 207 493 2200

Please follow the Embassy on Twitter and Instagram for regular updates.  

Qatari Citizens

The State of Qatar advises its citizens who have no obligations in the United Kingdom to return to Qatar.

Qatari Citizens who have underlying health issues or are currently undergoing treatment should seek advice from their leading physician as to whether they are fit to travel.

Qatari Students are required to check with their education provider as to the current Coronavirus procedures before they make any decisions to leave the country.   

Qatari students must get written confirmation from their education provider as to the current Coronavirus procedures before they make any decisions to leave the country.    

Travel to Qatar - As per the updates on the Qatar Airways Website

Under the instructions of the Qatar Government, effective immediately, entry to the State of Qatar will only be allowed for Qatari nationals, who will be required to enter quarantine for 14 days.

Passport holders of other nations will no longer be granted entry for the next 14 days, after which the restrictions will be reviewed. Passengers with onward connections through HIA will be accepted for travel and Qatar Airways’ global network will continue its operation for transit passengers as normal. Cargo operations remain unaffected.

For further updates please visit the Qatar Airways Website

Embassy of the State of Qatar Emergency contact information

Military Attaché: +442074092229

Military Attaché E-mail: qda@qda.qa

Medical Attaché: +442073706871

Dr Ihab Al-Munshid - Medical Attaché: +447865186947

Ms Huda Saheb - Medical Attaché: +447960918783

Dr Mohamed Dajoji - Medical Attaché:  +447455550225

WhatsApp Communications: +447503371863

Coronavirus Symptoms UK Government Guidelines

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

UK Government Foreign Travel Advice

Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice is constantly under review so that it reflects our latest assessment of risks.

In response to coronavirus measures, we are advising against all and all but essential travel.

You must check the travel advice to the country you are travelling to.

Stay at home: guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

  • If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation section below for more information)
  • This action will help protect others in your community while you are infectious
  • Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home
  • Ask your employer, friends and family to help you get the things you need to stay at home
  • Stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home if possible
  • Sleep alone, if possible
  • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser
  • Stay away from vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, as much as possible
  • You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999

For more information

Follow the Department of Health and Social Care in Twitter

Stay updated by visiting the UK Government website