Do I Have to Quarantine upon arrival in Qatar for FIFA World Cup 2022?

Do I Have to Quarantine upon arrival in Qatar for FIFA World Cup 2022?
Do I Have to Quarantine upon arrival in Qatar for FIFA World Cup 2022?

Do I Have to Quarantine upon arrival in Qatar for FIFA World Cup 2022?  It is for sure that millions of spectators will throng to witness the biggest sporting event of the year, the FIFA World Cup 2022. With the recent surge in the Coronavirus Pandemic, the organizers are well prepared to contain the spread of the Covid 19 virus, where adequate measures and precautions have to be taken by the visitors during their stay in the Middle East.

If you too are planning to visit the host city, then here is the detailed information on what you have to contemplate regarding a quarantine period or not upon arrival.

Do I Have to Quarantine upon arrival in Qatar for FIFA World Cup 2022?

It is important for you, as to which country you will be appearing to watch the FIFA World Cup 2022. Whether or not you have the Covid 19 vaccination when was the last dose taken, and how many total doses you have had?

So before visiting Qatar, we would recommend you to go through the detailed guidelines to avoid any bitter experience, as if you have to quarantine for a specific period, you could miss some of the matches you were about to enjoy.

Country of Origin and its influence on entry to Qatar

The visitors coming from the green list countries classified by the Qatar Ministry of Public health have to be the least concerned. However, those arriving from the red list have to comply with strict sanitary requirements.

Following are the countries on Red List:

  • Bangladesh
  • Botswana
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Lesotho
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Zimbabwe

Type of Covid-19 vaccine, doses received, and date of vaccination

Covid 19 vaccines are approved by the Qatar administration on the number of doses received date of the last dose and also the approved as well as conditionally approved vaccines.

Approved Vaccines

  • Pfizer/ BioNTech (Comirnaty) – Two Doses
  • Moderna (Spike Vax) – Two Doses
  • AstraZeneca (Covishield/ Oxford/ Vaxzevria) – Two Doses
  • Jansen/ Johnson & Johnson – One Dose
  • Conditionally Approved Vaccines
  • Sinopharm Vaccine – Two Doses
  • Sinovac – Two Doses
  • Sputnik V – Two Doses
  • Covaxin – Two Doses

Pfizer, Moderna, and Astra Zeneca Immunity Status – The second dose must have been taken before 9 months, 14 days, and the booster or third dose before 12 months.

Jansen & Jansen Immunity Status – The First Dose must have been taken before 9 months, 14 days, and the booster or second dose before 12 months, 7 days.

Conditionally approved vaccines immunity status – The second dose must have been taken before 6 months, 14 days, and the booster or third dose before 12 months, 14 days of fully approved vaccines (Pfizer, Astra Zeneca, Moderna, and Jansen & Jansen)

Who has to be quarantined upon arrival in Qatar 2022 and Who can avoid it?

You as a visitor for the upcoming 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup must be concerned to reveal who has to be quarantined upon arrival in Qatar 2022 and who can avoid it. So here we have come up with the detailed information which will help you to plan it accordingly without any hassle.

People coming from the green-listed countries with full vaccination or recovery, except the European Union Citizen or resident must have to provide a negative PCR lab result, applied no longer than 48 hours before the departure from the origin country to avoid quarantine.

For the citizen of the European Union and its residents, the PCR test is optional.

It is mandatory for the people with unvaccinated or not immune status from the green-listed countries to provide a negative PCR test along with 5-day quarantine on arrival to Qatar. The Rapid Antigen Test must be taken on the fifth day and passed to get released from the quarantine period.

For those coming from the red-listed countries, the fully vaccinated and as well with recovery status have to present a negative pre-travel PCR Test, no longer than 48 hours. They must undergo 1-day quarantine and will be released after the Rapid Antigen Test gets passed.

If you are still not vaccinated and belong to the red list countries, don’t plan to visit Qatar for the FIFA World Cup, as you will be prohibited to attend the event.

You must book a hotel room to go through a security health measure for a quarantine period.

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