FAQ


In case of  loss or damage of a passport the Consulate will issue  a laissez passer to replace the original lost passports. This will take between 3-5 working days to obtain the necessary approvals from the relevant authorities in Doha.

 

Required:

  • The person concerned must attend
  • Report to the Embassy
  • 2 personal photos.
  • Copy of birth certificate for those who do NOT have an identity card.
  • £11 fees for the issuance of a laissez passer.
  • Arriving in Doha, a new passport should be issued.

The Consulate will issue a verbal note “To Whom It May Concern” to Qatari nationals to issue a replacement for the one that was lost or damaged. This requires the following:

  • 1-Report tothe embassy
  • 2-A copy of the person’s passport

For military students, please contact the Military Attaché at: 0207 409 2229

All other students, please contact the Cultural Attaché at: 0207 495 8677

Please contact the Medical Attaché at: 0207 370 6871

02078352655

07734413868

07837637520

  • Please contact the UK national emergency line 999.

    It is free of charge and you can use a landline or a mobile line to get to the local emergency, police, ambulance or fire brigade. AT your call, you will be asked about the service you need, your name and the nature of what had happened and the number of the phone you are calling from. You can ask for an interpreter for the call. If you fall under any aggression, you MUST immediately contact the embassy on 02074930036 and ask the operator or receptionist to talk to the Consular to get the necessary help.

  • If you fall under any aggression, you MUST immediately contact the embassy on 02074930036 and ask the operator or receptionist to talk to the Consular to get the necessary help.
  • In case of arrest you are entitled to make one phone call, make sure you use it to call the Embassy to inform the Consular or the person-on-call to inform them of your full name and place, the name of the police station you are in and the reason for arrest so that Embassy will take the necessary measures.

Remember: do NOT talk with anybody nor give any statements until you have a solicitor as any statements you make can be used against you at court.

PS: In case you are summoned to attend court, you must attend court with the solicitor at the court specific time, lest you will be sentenced in absentia.

 

In case you are unable to contact the Embassy for any reason, all NATIONALS can contact the Qatari MOFA on the following emergency lines:

00974 40111000

00974 40111140

00974 40111104

Free line: 0080008000100

  • A valid first Instance court single status declaration (no married at the present time) of the person.
  • If the man or woman are foreigners (non-nationals), it is necessary to obtain a written consent from the Qatari Ministry of Interior that there is NO-OBJECTION for the marriage to go ahead.
The Consulate will issue a laissez passer to newly-born babies. This requires
  • The baby’s birth certificate from the hospital certified (legalised) by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (The UK Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
  • £11 fees for the issuance of a laissez passer.
  • A copy of the father’s and mother’s passports.
  • The original marriage certificate.
  • In case of a foreign mother, a copy of the Qatari Interior Ministry's No- objection certificate.

All documents issued in the UK have to be stamped with the apostille of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) legalisation department.

It is your responsibility to check with the FCO or foreign affairs offices as to what the necessary procedures required by them are in order to get your documents processed and apostilled.

Personal Documents Include

  • Police Clearance – Criminal Record Clearance
  • Fingerprints
  • Copy of Passports
  • Drivers Licence
  • Medical Report
  • Birth, Marriage, Divorce Certificate
  • Court Order
  • Inheritance Will
  • Change of Name Notification
  • Personal Power of Attorney

Personal Document Fees - £22 per document submitted
Fees paid by Postal Order only made payable to Embassy of the State of Qatar

Disclaimer

The Embassy of the State of Qatar has no authority within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or other foreign offices and therefore has no control over the processes or procedures for document legalisations in the FCO.

Each document must be certified and apostilled individually.  Documents certified or apostilled in a bundle will not be accepted by the Embassy legalisation department. 
 

All documents issued in the UK have to be stamped with the apostille of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) legalisation department.

It is your responsibility to check with the FCO or foreign affairs offices as to what the necessary procedures required by them are in order to get your documents processed and apostilled.

Educational Documents Include

  • Post-Graduate Degree
  • Higher Education Degree
  • College Certificates or Diploma
  • Further Education including A-Level, BTECH, NVQ, HNC, HND, Level 1-3
  • Secondary Education include GCSE
  • Primary School Certificate – per child

All Higher Education and Further Education certificates submitted must be supported by a covering letter and an academic transcript. 

Covering letter

All educational certificates submitted must be supported by a covering letter issued by the educational provider confirming all of the following information:

  • location of studies
  • location of examinations
  • start and end dates of studies
  • the mode of studies – full-time or part-time
  • the format of studies – distance learning (E-learning) or face to face (on-site learning)

Academic transcript

All educational certificates submitted must be supported by an academic transcript or academic record that lists

  • all the modules or subjects you studied in each year
  • the marks or grades you achieved for each module
  • the credit value and level of each module.

It should be stamped or signed by the registry of your previous institution and be on official letter-headed paper. If you do not have an academic transcript you will need to contact your previous institution to request one.

 

All documents listed above must be individually certified and apostilled by the FCO or other foreign affairs offices prior to submitting it for legalisation at the Embassy of the State of Qatar consular legalisation department in London.

Educational Document Fees - £22 per document submitted
Fees paid by Postal Order only made payable to Embassy of the State of Qatar

Disclaimer

The Embassy of the State of Qatar does not recognise any educational certificate or document obtained via distance learning or online learning and therefore will not be accepted by the Embassy even if it certified and apostilled by the FCO or other foreign affairs offices.

All original commercial documents, invoices, packing list, certificate and other documents must be submitted and addressed to the Embassy of the State of Qatar Legalisation Department in London through the;

  • Arab British Chamber of Commerce for commercial documents in the UK
  • Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce for commercial documents in the Republic of Ireland
  • For NorwayIceland and Ireland commercial documents must be certified and apostilled to the country’s foreign affairs office and then submitted to the Embassy of the State of Qatar Legalisation Department in London
  • For JerseyGuernsey and the Isle of Man, documents must be certified and apostilled by the Lieutenant Governor department and submitted to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London

Commercial Documents Include

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Certificates of Registration or Incorporation
  • Company Record of Achievement
  • Company Trade or Financial Reports
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Certificate of Goods Standing
  • Commercial Powers of Attorney
  • Assignment or Authorisation for Registering Trademarks and Patents
  • Assignment or Authorisation for the Purpose of Transferring or Selling Commercial Shares
  • An Undertaking Certificate
  • Goods and Commercial Product Health Certificate
  • Certificate of Free Sale
  • Certificate of Medical Product, Business, Veterinary, Radioactivity, Trade or Company Charity
  • Product Price

Commercial Document Fees - £33 per document submitted
Fees paid by Postal Order or Draft Cheque only made payable to 
Embassy of the State of Qatar

Submitting your Documents for Legalisation

Submission Process  

Please attach an accompanying covering letter listing the documents being submitted and the reason for submitting the documents

Disclaimer

Documents can only be submitted to the Embassy legalisation department after they have all been individually certified or apostilled by the FCO or Foreign Affairs offices.

Submitting your documents to the Embassy in London

 By Post

You can submit all your certified and apostilled documents by post to:

Embassy of the State of Qatar
Legalisation Department
South Audley Street
London
W1K 1NB
United Kingdom

Please ensure that all post is addressed to the Embassy of the State of Qatar Legalisation Department

All submitted documents must include a pre-paid self-addressed envelope  or in order to return your documents or
 

 
Submissions from outside the UK


Countries

Documents issued in the NorwayIceland and Ireland must be certified and apostilled from their ministry of foreign affairs and then submitted to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London with the relevant fees. 


British Overseas Territories

Documents issued in the countries and islands belonging to British Overseas Territories including the Cayman Islands, Virgin Islands and Gibraltar must be certified and apostilled the governor of their territory and the FCO and then submitted to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London with the relevant fees. 


British Territory Exceptions

Personal documents issued in JerseyGuernsey and the Isle of Man must be certified and apostilled the governor of their territory only and then submitted to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in London with the relevant fees. 

Processing Documents

Once we have received your documents, you will be informed as to when your documents will be ready for collection.

This service takes a minimum of 4 - 5 working days and there is no express service or special exceptions. 

Please note processing times may be longer during UK, Islamic and Qatar national holidays. 

The Embassy cannot give any update about the progress of your legalisation by phone.

For enquires regarding your application please e-mail us on consular@qatarembassy.org.uk

Postal orders, company cheques, draft cheques must be made payable to the Embassy of the State of Qatar.
 
 

Type of Document

Amount

Payment Method

Personal Document

£22
per document submitted

Postal Order Only

Educational Documents

£22
per document submitted

Postal Order Only

Commercial and Invoice Documents

£33
per document submitted

Postal Order
Draft Cheque

 

(Cash or personal cheques are NOT accepted)

Please note Consular opening times differ from Embassy opening time
Consulate opening hours:


Monday to Friday

10.00 AM - 1.00 PM

For enquires regarding your application please e-mail us on
consular@qatarembassy.org.uk

Alternatively, you can contact us on
020 7 493 22 00
 
Please ensure that all post is addressed to the Embassy of the State of Qatar Legalisation Department

Embassy of the State of Qatar
Legalisation Department
South Audley Street
London
W1K 1NB
United Kingdom

Coronavirus restrictions in the United Kingdom are constantly changing so it is always best to check the latest Coronavirus updates for the United Kingdom on the government website.

Face coverings are mandatory in all public settings.
You are required to wear a face-covering in the following settings:

People are also strongly encouraged to wear face coverings in any other enclosed public spaces where there are people they do not normally meet.

You do not need to wear a face-covering if you have a legitimate reason not to. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • children under 11

  • because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability

  • to communicate with someone who relies on lip reading

  • to avoid harm or injury; to identify yourself

  • to eat or drink if necessary

     

    Meeting people safely

  • People must not meet in groups larger than 6 in England. There are exceptions to this ‘rule of 6’

  • Support groups must be limited to a maximum of 15 people.

  • Indoor organised sport for over 18s will no longer be exempt from the rule of six. There is an exemption for indoor organised team sports for disabled people.

  • There will be a new exemption in those areas of local intervention where household mixing is not allowed to permit friends and family to provide informal childcare for children under 14 (from 24 September).

  • Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions will be restricted to a maximum of 15 people (down from 30). Other significant standalone life events will be subject to the ‘rule of six’ limits, except funerals.

 

There are new rules on face coverings, mixing with other households, and how businesses operate

For detailed information on local restrictions in different areas across the United Kingdom Local restrictions: areas with an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19)

England:

Latest Coronavirus statistics for England


Scotland:

https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/


Wales

https://gov.wales/coronavirus

Northern Ireland

https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/covid-19-guidance


All visitors entering the UK, not on the country exemption list must self-isolate for the first 14 days of entry into the UK.

Before arriving in the UK, visitors will be asked to provide details of their journey and contact information. 

You must complete this form before you travel. You cannot submit the form until 48 hours before you’re due to arrive in the UK.

You’ll need to show your completed form when you arrive at the UK border, either by printing a copy or showing it on your phone.

The government will use this information to contact you if you or someone you’ve travelled with develops coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms and to check that you’re self-isolating for the first 14 days after you arrive in the UK.

You may be fined £100 if you refuse to provide your contact details in England, £1,000 if you refuse to self-isolate in England, or you could face further action.

Self-isolation Exemptions

You do not need to self-isolate if you’re travelling from, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man and have been there for more than 14 days.

Other self-isolation exemption

  • Individuals arriving to attend pre-arranged treatment.

You will still need to provide your journey and contact details. You will be able to travel to and from your healthcare provider and the place you’re staying in the UK. At all other times outside of treatment, you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

You may be asked to show a medical letter from your doctor provider explaining your treatment.

If you are bringing a care companion with you to the UK, they will need a letter from your doctor confirming that they’re providing you with care.

 Other self-isolation exemption

  • Members of diplomatic missions and consular posts in the UK, officers, servants or representatives of international organisations, representatives at an international or UK conference granted privileges and immunities, and their families or dependents

 

You should follow separate advice if you need to self-isolate in:

Scotland

Wales

Before you travel to the UK from anywhere outside the Common Travel Area, you should provide your journey, contact details and the address where you will self-isolate. You will be able to complete the public health passenger locator form 48 hours before you arrive. You must present these details on your arrival in England.

You may be refused permission to enter the UK (if you are not a British citizen), or fined if you do not provide your contact details or do not self-isolate unless you arrive in the UK from an exempt country.

 

More information:

UK Government Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK

Coronavirus (COVID-19): travellers exempt from English border rules


Yes, Qatar remains on the self-isolation country list. Anyone entering the UK from Qatar will have to self-isolate for 14 Days.

You must complete this form before you travel. You cannot submit the form until 48 hours before you’re due to arrive in the UK.

You’ll need to show your completed form when you arrive at the UK border, either by printing a copy or showing it on your phone.

The government will use this information to contact you if you or someone you’ve travelled with develops coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms and to check that you’re self-isolating for the first 14 days after you arrive in the UK.

You may be fined £100 if you refuse to provide your contact details in England, £1,000 if you refuse to self-isolate in England, or you could face further action.



No

You must self-isolate on arrival in the UK if, at any point in the 14 days before your arrival, you have visited or made a transit stop in a non-exempt country or territory.

You will need to self-isolate if you have visited or made a transit stop in a country or territory that is not on the list within the 14 days before you arrive in the UK. The period of time you will need to self-isolate will depend on when you visited or made a transit stop in a non-exempt country.

For example, if you are in a country that is not exempt and you travel to a country that is exempt and you stay there for 4 days from the day after you arrive.

You then travel to the UK.

When you get to the UK, you will need to self-isolate for 10 days. That is because you have spent 4 complete days in a country that is exempt before arriving in the UK.



In England, if you do not self-isolate, you can receive a fixed penalty notice of £1,000. If you do not provide an accurate contact detail declaration – or do not update your contact detail form in the limited circumstances where you need to move from the accommodation where you’re self-isolating to another place to continue self-isolating – you can be fined up to £3,200.



Plans are being put in place to introduce Coronavirus testing at Airports but there is no clear information as of yet on the process and how to will change self-isolation and quarantine requirements.



Face coverings – All passengers aged 6 and older are required to wear face coverings at all times within all terminal buildings.

Social distancing – All passengers are required to adhere to social-distancing rules and procedures at all airport

Temperature screening trials - Heathrow is now trialling temperature screening in Terminal 2 Arrivals and a small number of Terminal 5 departures.

VAT Refunds – For VAT refunds, Travelex will operate a post box service and process forms when they are able to reopen stores. Passengers wishing to use this service can drop their forms in the dedicated VAT post boxes next to Customs.

For more information on specific airports please visit the airport websites



England and Wales

The new NHS COVID-19 app is available to download for free in England and Wales, is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus.

Download the NHS COVID-19 app

Scotland

Download the Protect Scotland contact tracing app.

Northern Ireland

Download the Stop COVID NI Proximity App



Whilst most branches of hospitality are open, such as restaurants, cafes, shopping mall, hotels, cinema, exhibitions and museums, it is better to check directly with the company via their websites, for any specific COVID regulations.

Some restaurants only provide table service and will require a pre-booked reservation. Always check with dining establishment before you attend.


                                                            

For now, you do not need to provide a PCR or coronavirus test before entering the UK, although this is liable to change. You do need to provide your journey and contact details 48 Hours before you are due to arrive in the UK.


Ireland is moving from a short-term emergency response approach to a medium-term approach to managing risk and repairing the damage that COVID-19 has inflicted on society.

The Framework for Restrictive Measures will help us to go about our daily lives as much as possible while managing the behaviour of the virus. The Framework consists of 5 Levels.

All counties in Ireland are at Level 3 until midnight Tuesday 27 October. The measures already in place in Dublin and Donegal have been extended by 3 weeks until midnight Tuesday 27 October.

Coronavirus restrictions in Ireland are constantly changing so it is always best to check the latest Coronavirus updates for the United Kingdom on the government website.

Face coverings must be worn in all indoor public settings



Whilst most branches of hospitality are open, such as restaurants, cafes, shopping mall, hotels, cinema, exhibitions and museums, it is better to check directly with the company via their websites, for any specific COVID regulations.

Some restaurants only provide table service and will require a pre-booked reservation. Always check with dining establishment before you attend.

For more information visit the Irish Government Website



COVID Tracker is a free app for your mobile phone. It will help us to protect each other and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ireland.

Using the COVID Tracker app along with the existing public health measures will help us all stay safe when we meet up, socialise, work or travel.

The app can:

  • alert you if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

  • advise you on what to do to protect yourself and others

  • alert other app users that you were in close contact with if you test positive for COVID-19

Download the App



If you are travelling to Ireland from a location that is listed on the COVID-19 Green List, you are asked to follow normal public health advice while in the State.

Passengers arriving into Ireland from locations not included on the COVID-19 Green List are asked to restrict their movements for 14 days on entry into the State.

Restricting your movements means staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible and is more stringent than the public health measures applying to the wider public.

You must fill in a form before you arrive in Ireland called the COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. Failure to do so is an offence.

If you are travelling onwards to Northern Ireland, you will have to fill out a portion of the form.

Click here to complete the online COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.

For more information visit the Irish travel advice website

Travelling to Ireland from a location that is not on the COVID-19 Green List

Travelling to Ireland from a location that is on the COVID-19 Green List

Latest updates on Coronavirus in Ireland


You can protect yourself and others from infection by following these recommendations

  • Wash your hands regularly with water and soap, for at least 20 seconds each time.

  • If water and soap are not readily available, use hand disinfectant.

  • Avoid touching your face, particularly your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Clean often-used surfaces more often.

  • If you need to cough or sneeze, do so into your elbow or use a disposable handkerchief. This will prevent droplets on your hands. Take care that you do not cough or sneeze onto others.

  • Limit close contact with other people, such as handshakes and hugs. Find other means that do not involve touch to greet people.

  • Use masks where it is difficult to maintain social distancing. Masks are an important addition to personal infection prevention but do not replace hand washing and other infection prevention measures.

Masks covering the mouth and nose must be worn where it is not possible to keep a distance of 1 metre from people you do not know by using limits to the number of people. It is important to read the instructions on the use of facemasks. This applies e.g. to public transport, including domestic flights and passenger ferries, and operations such as hair salons and massage parlours.

For more information on Coronavirus restrictions in Iceland please visit the Icelandic Government Website.


The Icelandic authorities require all arrivals from risk areas to undergo quarantine.

All passengers travelling to Iceland are required to fill out a pre-registration form before arrival, which includes their contact information, address during their quarantine in Iceland and a declaration of health. Children born 2005 or later are exempt from pre-registration, testing and quarantine related to travel.

Quarantine duration after travel from a risk area is 14 days but by undergoing a test for COVID-19 on arrival to Iceland and again after 5 days, this period may be shortened.

A fee is charged for the test, payable on registration or at the border when the first sample is collected. The 2nd test is included in this charge.

Travel restrictions

From Europe: Restrictions were lifted on June 15 to visitors holding passports (or valid residency) from EU/EFTA countries and the UK.

From Canada: Travel restrictions were lifted from July 15 for holders of Canadian passports.

From the USA: Iceland continues to implement the travel restrictions imposed for the Schengen Area. Travel restrictions remain in place until further notice for holders of US passports.



The contract tracing app Rakning C-19 is an important link in the chain of response to COVID-19. The app helps to analyse individuals’ travel and trace their movements against those of other people when cases of infection or suspected infection arise.

Download the Rakning C-19 COVID App

 



How you can stop the spread of COVID-19

The Government of Qatar calls upon all members of society to take care and apply simple, preventive measures to protect against infection. This includes:

  • Wearing a face mask in public.

    Washing your hands often or using hand sanitizers.

  • Keeping a distance of at least one metre (three feet) from people who have symptoms of illness.

  • Using your sleeve to cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing or use tissue paper and dispose of it appropriately.

As per the Ministry of Public Health

Four-Phased Lifting of Restrictions Plan

Restrictions will be gradually lifted in four phases in accordance with a set timetable. Decisions to initiate phases will be informed by meeting pre-defined evidential criteria and the consideration of wider factors. 

Precautionary measures will remain in force throughout the four phases.  Some measures might have to continue in force for the foreseeable future.  Special provision will be made for groups most at risk of, and vulnerable to, infection to ensure they are protected, and that their essential needs are met. 

The core precautionary measures to be applied throughout all phases are:

SIZE OF GATHERING

  • Limited gatherings of up to 15 people indoors, and 30 people outdoors.

  • Temperature monitoring at entrances and provision of visual reminders such as posters, stickers or wrist stamps may reduce the possibility of incidental contact.

  • Individuals are allowed to exercise in parks, open spaces, Corniches, and all beaches

  • Groups of 30 people are allowed for sporting activities at 2m physical distancing.

  • Any individual sporting activity, such as running and walking for exercise, is allowed. 

     

  • Stopping to sit or picnic is not allowed.

     

  • Wearing masks is not necessary for outdoor exercises; however, 2 meters minimum safe distancing should be followed. You will need to wear a mask if you come within 2 meters from others when exercising. 

  • Those not exercising should wear masks all the time and maintain 1.5m distance.

Any non-resident or visitor to Qatar is prohibited from attending social gatherings until they have completed the quarantine period.

Masks are to be worn by all.



Under the instructions of the Ministry of Public Health, entry to the State of Qatar for all foreign nationals are temporarily suspended. Hence our visa services will remain suspended till further instructions.

If you have any planned travel to Qatar or transit in Qatar, please check with airlines for the latest update and regulation specific to your flight.

If you are currently in the UK and due to covid-19 are unable to fly back to Qatar where you normally reside, you can Apply for Entry Permit to Return to Qatar from the below link:

If your Qatari residency has expired (or about to) while you are in the UK, or you have been outside Qatar for more than 6 months, or your travels plans have been affected by Covide19, you will need to get in touch with your sponsor to arrange for a return visa/permission through the Qatari Ministry of Interior.

Meanwhile, please follow the Ministry of Public Health Website or on the MOFA website.  



From Low-Risk Countries

Arrivals to the State of Qatar from low-risk countries are required to take a Coronavirus test upon arrival at the airport, and to sign a formal pledge to adhere to quarantine at home for a week, noting that the traveller’s status on the Ehteraz application will be yellow, which means that they are required to quarantine. After the week has elapsed, the traveller must go to one of the dedicated health centres to get another Coronavirus test. If the result is positive, the traveller will be transferred to isolation, and if it is negative, the quarantine period ends at the end of that week and the traveller’s status on the Ehteraz application will change to green.

Obtaining a COVID-free certificate from accredited COVID-19 testing centres exempts the traveller from taking the test at the airport upon arrival provided that the date of obtaining the certificate does not exceed 48 hours before travelling.

List of Low-Risk Countries

Non-low Risk Countries

Arrivals from countries that are not included in the list of low-risk countries and in which COVID-19 testing centres have been accredited are required to obtain a virus-free certificate from there no more than 48 hours before travelling. The arrivals must also adhere to the home quarantine for a week upon arrival in Doha while also following the policy and conditions applied to arrivals from the low-risk countries mentioned above.

Arrivals from other countries that are not included in the list of low-risk countries and in which there are no accredited COVID-19 testing centres will be required to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense for one week, provided that hotel accommodation is booked through the “Discover Qatar“ website before arriving in the State of Qatar.

  • After the week has elapsed, the ending of the quarantine period will depend on the result of a COVID-19 test. If the result is positive, the traveller will be transferred to isolation, and if it is negative, the person will commit to home quarantine for another week, in which case the status on the Ehteraz application will be yellow and will then change to green after the week has passed.

Useful Links

Government Communications Office statement on Qatar’s travel policy during the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

Hamad International Airport FAQ

Ministry of Public Health

COVID Low-Risk Countries



MOPH advises against unnecessary travel at this time because of the risk of contracting Covid-19 while abroad.

Under the instructions of the Ministry of Public Health, entry to the State of Qatar for all foreign nationals are temporarily suspended. Hence our visa services will remain suspended till further instructions.

For more information visit Hamad International Airport FAQ

Travellers arriving in Qatar

If you are a passenger arriving in Qatar, you will be required to adhere to quarantine requirements. 

If you are arriving from one of the countries identified by the state of Qatar government as low risk, you will be required to quarantine at home for a period of 1 week. 

For the list of low-risk countries click here.

If you are arriving from any other country, you will be required to quarantine at one of the government’s approved quarantine hotels for a period of one week, followed by another week of home quarantine. 

If you've been tested in one of the MOPH approved COVID-19 testing centres abroad and had a COVID-19 free certificate (48hrs), you are exempted from testing at the airport and eligible for home quarantine for one week.

Before Travel:

Do not go to the airport if you have the following symptoms: Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, Loss of Taste or Smell, or have a respiratory infection. In this case, postpone your travel and get tested for Covid-19.

Ensure that you have downloaded the Ehteraz App and that the health status is green before travelling.

Ensure you have enough medical face masks for your journey.

At the Airport:

  • Be aware that only travellers may enter the airport terminal buildings.

  • Leave enough time to allow for checks and new procedures.

  • Practice regular hand hygiene and avoid touching your face (nose mouth and eyes).

  • Limit your movement and avoid touching common surfaces as much as possible.

  • Follow cough and sneeze etiquette.

  • Check-in online if possible, bring everything you need for your journey, and have all documents ready.

  • Make sure to practice physical distancing, by keeping 1.5 meters minimum distance between yourself and others.

  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and the other passengers. Boarding will not be allowed without a face mask.

  • Comply with thermal screening, if requested.

Home Quarantine Checklist for returning travellers:

  • Have suitable housing conditions with the availability to their own room and linked bathroom.

  • Must sign an undertaking (including all the family members and household helpers living in the same house) to abide by the rules of home-based quarantine.

  • Must watch a video clip and review the pamphlet on Home Quarantine.

  • Must apply preventive measures at home to protect the others.

  • Have a swab taken on day 5 or 6 of their arrival at the designated Covid19 Quarantine Center.

  • Must answer the phone calls from the public health team after being discharged to Home Quarantine.

  • Must agree to receive a visit from the public health team every 2-3 days.

  • Must inform the public health team if any symptoms developed (fever, cough, body aches, change in taste or smell).

  • Must download the Ehteraz app.

  • Should not receive visitors while under home quarantine.

Click here to download the Home Quarantine for Travelers booklet.



It has been mandatory to install and activate the Ehteraz app when leaving the house for all citizens and residents in Qatar since 22 May.

To download the application, please follow the below links:

App Store

Google Play

 

 

 



Ministry of Public Health Accredited COVID-19 Testing Centres in the United Kingdom

Bupa Cromwell Hospital

164-178 Cromwell Rd,

Kensington,

London

SW5 0TU

020 7460 5700

Wellington Hospital

Wellington Hospital

8A Wellington Place

London

NW8 9LE

For more details please contact the Medical Attaché on 020 7 370 68 71 or e-mail them at qatmeduk@qatarhealth.co.uk