Qatar puts UK on its red list

By Lisa James
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The UK is among six countries that have been added to Qatar’s red list.

Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health said vaccinated arrivals from red-list countries will need to book a quarantine hotel and take a PCR test on arrival. They will need to quarantine for two days, or until a negative PCR test result arrives.

The Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has updated its advice to say: “You will be required to undergo a two-day hotel quarantine (including unvaccinated children aged 11 or under), where a PCR test will be conducted.

“You may be released from quarantine early depending on the availability of your test results. All hotel quarantine packages need to be booked through the Discover Qatar website.”

Unvaccinated UK travellers will have to quarantine for seven days in a hotel.

The FCDO added: “Although we understand that the UK’s proof of COVID recovery and vaccination status is being accepted in practice, Qatar has not yet officially confirmed this.

“We therefore recommend that you contact your nearest Qatari embassy for advice on entry requirements. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination.”

There are now 21 countries on Qatar’s red list, and 10 on the country’s exceptional red list.

Fully vaccinated visitors, Qatari citizens and GCC citizens from countries on the exceptional red list can enter Qatar by following some additional requirements but unvaccinated visitors will not be allowed in.

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