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.
Most travelers can enter Qatar, but there are restrictions.
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Qatar.
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 7 days upon entering Qatar.
Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.
Travellers returning from Qatar must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.
Visitors returning from Qatar are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.
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