Daijiworld Media Network - Doha
Doha, Apr 27: Qatar has imposed mandatory hotel quarantine on all arrivals from six countries regarless of whether they are travelling through direct flights or in transit, and even if they have already been vaccinated. People flying to Qatar from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines must undergo quarantine.
According to reports from Qatari ministry of public health, the new new strain of coronavirus, which is currently sweeping through India has resulted in taking the measure.
The statement said, "All arrivals from those countries must undergo (10) days quarantine in a dedicated quarantine facility, or (14) days if quarantined at Mekhaines facility."
All passengers whose original flights are from the six countries are subject to a mandatory Covid-19 PCR test done 48 hours before departure from the testing centres approved by their local health authority, while a repeat test must be taken within a day of arriving.