The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has explained the population groups exempted from hotel quarantine.
According to information available on the MoPH website, the following groups of citizens and residents returning to Qatar from countries not included on the Green List are exempted from hotel quarantine, and will be subject to home quarantine:
* Unvaccinated children aged below 18 years, whether returning from travel alone or with their parents, are home quarantined for seven days, provided that both parents are vaccinated.
* Vaccinated individuals who have received their second dose in Qatar and not completed the specified period of 14 days from the date of the second dose are home quarantined for seven days or until they complete the duration of 14 days following the second dose, whichever is shorter.
* Unvaccinated individuals aged 75 years and above are home quarantined with one escort from the same household.
* Pregnant women returning to the country with their vaccinated husbands, or a vaccinated relative from the same household.
* Lactating mothers and their infants aged two years and below returning to the country with their vaccinated husbands or a vaccinated relative from the same household.
* Unvaccinated patients treated abroad at the expenses of the State with one escort from the same household. This applies after assessing the patient’s health condition by the relevant department at the MoPH.
* The above-mentioned groups must sign an undertaking showing their compliance with the home quarantine measures. However, for those aged below 18 years, their parents or guardian shall sign the undertaking affirming their children’s compliance with the home quarantine regulations.
Exemptions from the quarantine policy for vaccinated individuals does not apply to travellers coming from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. All arrivals from these countries must undergo a 10-day quarantine at a dedicated quarantine facility, or 14 days if quarantined at the Mekaines facility.