Qatar Travel Restrictions

234.6 active COVID-19 cases out of 100,000 people
55.87% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 54.57% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from Canada will not be allowed to enter Qatar.
For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Qatar for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

Qatar entry details and exceptions

The travel restrictions do not apply to: -Qatari nationals; -The children and spouses of Qatari citizens; -Holders of a permanent residence permit in the State of Qatar; -Pre-approved QID resident permit holders through the Qatar portal; -Sponsored Work Permit/Employment visa holders.

Outgoing travel to QatarTraveling from Canada to Qatar

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Qatar.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from Canada will need to quarantine for 7 days upon entering Qatar.

Details and exceptions

Depending on country of origin, travelers will either be required to self-isolate at home for a period of 7 days, or go into a self-funded quarantine for 7 days, followed by 7 days self-isolation at home. Travelers who cannot self-isolate from home, can alternatively book a 14 night welcome home quarantine package instead. Visit Discover Qatar website for more information.

Quarantine Accommodation Reservation

Must quarantine for 7 days.

Contact-Tracing App

Travelers should download the App, Ehteraz.

Return travelReturning to Canada from Qatar

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travelers returning from Qatar must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to Canada.


Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test, other exemptions includes, a crew member or a person who seeks to enter Canada only to become such a crew member, emergency service providers, technical stops – flights refueling.

Travelers are required to take a COVID-19 test on arrival in Canada at their own expense. Travelers are also required to take another COVID-19 molecular test on day 8 of their 14-day quarantine. They will receive a COVID-19 test kit and instructions before leaving the airport/border. Those who refuse will receive a $750 fine.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Qatar will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Canada.

Details and exceptions

Travelers are subject to a 14-day mandatory quarantine, this includes a mandatory 3 night pre-paid booking at a government-authorized hotel, at their own expense (approximately 2,000 CAD) and take a COVID-19 molecular test on arrival at their own cost.

Towards the end the quarantine period, travelers will be required to take another COVID-19 test. they will be required to stay in their place of quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

Certain persons are exempt from the mandatory quarantine requirement when entering Canada for the purposes of performing an essential job or function as identified in the Order under the Quarantine Act. Exemption will be validated for each entry into Canada.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Qatar

Masks:Required in public spaces.


  • Most visitors from Canada can enter Qatar but you need to provide a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure and to isolate for 7 days

  • Travelers from from Canada are required to isolate for 7 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Travelers coming from Canada will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure

  • Required in public spaces.

  • Closed

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