Consular Services at the Embassy and the latest updates on COVID19

The Embassy of the State of Qatar in the UK would like to announce that as of Monday 08 June 2020 the Embassy will resume all its consular services.

All services relating to Document Legalization, Police Clearance, and Visa Services will be processed accordingly via the post.

In accordance with social distancing guidelines and for the welfare of citizens and Mission employees,
the embassy will not, for the present time, accept in-person document submissions.

All documents must be submitted to the embassy via the post to:

Embassy of the State of Qatar
Legalisation Department
South Audley Street
United Kingdom

All documents sent must also include the sender's details on the front of the envelope.

The Embassy helplines remain open and any queries regarding consular services can be e-mailed to

For further guidelines on all consular services please see the services section on the Embassy website.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) entering the UK regulation

As of Monday 08 June 2020, all visitors entering the UK must self-isolate for the first 14 days of entry into the UK.

Prior to 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

UK Airport guidelines

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 trialing temperature screening in Terminal 2 Arrivals and a small number of Terminal 5 departures.

VAT RefundsFor 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

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

Entry Restrictions into Qatar - As per the updates on the Qatar Airways Website

Under the instructions of the Qatar Government, entry into Qatar is currently only allowed for Qatari nationals and holders of a permanent residence permit in the State of Qatar, but 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

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.