Qatar has reopened its borders to international tourists. They have to be fully vaccinated.
Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after they get their last shot(s). Here is the list of vaccines that are recognized by the State of Qatar:
- Pfizer – 2 shots
- Moderna – 2 shots
- Astra Zeneca – 2 shots
- Sinopharm – 2 shots
- Johnson & Johnson – 1 shot
Children under 11 years old who are accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from a green list country don’t have to quarantine.
Unvaccinated kids aged 12 to 17, must quarantine for 7 days whether their parents are vaccinated or not.
Are Canadians admitted?
Yes, Canada is a in Qatar’s Green list. Canada is amongst the 30 countries that make this list. So no 7-day quarantine for full vaccinated Canadians over the age of 12.
Also Canadian get a free visa on arrival!
In order to enter Qatar, visitors will need a travel permit. The permit must be requested 12 hours before travel on the Ehteraz app at www.ehteraz.gov.qa. The following information is required:
- Travel details
- A negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before landing to Doha
- Your hotel booking(s) information
Once the approval is received, travellers must print it and keep it with their travel documents. The airline will verify the validity of the travel permit and can deny boarding if it’s not supplied to check-in agent.
Once landed in Doha, visitors will need to download the Ehteraz app on their smart phone and purchase a Qatar SIM card at Hamad International Airport. Oredoo and Vodafone are the two main providers.
Qatar has a lot to offer. Flying with Qatar Airways will be the first impression one gets from the country. The airline flies daily from Montreal and has extensive interline agreements to fly passengers from other Canadian cities.
Beaches, sand dunes bashing, kayaking in mangroves and more are just some of the outdoors activities visitors can indulge in. The desert heat is a constant, so air conditioning will be handy anywhere you go.