Entry into Qatar is currently only permitted for Qatari nationals, the children and spouses of Qatari citizens and holders of a permanent residence permit in the State of Qatar. These individuals can return to Qatar, but must:

  • Self-quarantine for 14 days

  • Notify the embassies of the State of Qatar in the countries from which they are returning at least 72 hours in advance

These precautionary measures may be subject to further updates based on the latest guidance of government authorities in Qatar and international organizations.

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These measures are subject to ongoing review in light of the latest COVID-19 developments

General recommendations for personal hygiene, wearing a face mask, and keeping a distance of at least 1 meter from other individuals in public spaces remain essential for all especially when leaving home or walking in public spaces in Qatar.

These include:

  • Wearing a face mask in public spaces is mandatory effective May 17th, 2020

  • Clean hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand rub

  • Cover your nose and mouth with your elbow or a paper tissue when coughing or sneezing, dispose of the tissue in a waste container

  • Refrain from touching your mouth and nose

  • When wearing a mask follow best practices on how to wear, remove and dispose of it

  • Maintain a distance of at least one meter from personsin public spaces;

  • Avoid crowded places and social gatherings

  • Elderly people and people with chronic health conditions should avoid going out unless absolutely necessary

The spread of Coronavirus, precautionary measures have been put into place to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the public.


  • Cinemas and theatres

  • Children’s play areas

  • Barbershops and Ladies salons

  • Gymnasiums and Health clubs

  • Wedding venues

  • Shopping centers,

  • Dining in Restaurants


  • Pharmacies

  • Petrol stations

  • Supermarkets and groceries

  • Restaurants for delivery

Note: Qatar is to close all shops and stop all commercial activities from May 19 to May 30 with the exception of food and catering shops, pharmacies and restaurants that do deliveries.