Qatar adds UK and UAE to its red list

Qatar adds UK and UAE to its red list

There are now 21 countries on Qatar’s red list

Ahead of Qatar Travel Mart and the upcoming 2021 Qatar Grand Prix race running from 19 to 21 November, Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health has announced the addition of six countries to the country’s red list set to impact inbound travellers.

Qatar currently has three lists with varying degrees of regulations for arrivals: a green list, a red list and for those countries presenting the highest risk, an exceptional red list.

As of 15 November 2021, the green list comprises 181 countries – click here to see the full list, and see below for Qatar’s red and exceptional red list countries, then read on for the arrival regulations now in place as of 12pm.

Qatar’s Red List

  • Barbados
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Georgia
  • Iran
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Palestine
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United Arab Emirates

Qatar’s Exceptional Red List 

  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan


The updated directive, which came into effect at 12pm today (15 November 2021) dictates that vaccinated residents from green list countries will be exempt from quarantine, while unvaccinated residents will need to quarantine at home for seven days.

Vaccinated visitors arriving from red list countries will need to book a quarantine hotel, take a PCR test on arrival and quarantine for two days, or until a negative PCR test result is confirmed. Unvaccinated visitors will be subject to hotel quarantine for seven days. If they have first-degree relatives living in Qatar and are arriving on pre-issued family visas, they will be able to quarantine at home on arrival.

Vaccinated residents and visitors arriving from countries on Qatar’s exceptional red list will have to complete a two-day hotel quarantine and take a PCR test 36 hours after arrival. Unvaccinated residents will need to quarantine in a hotel for seven days, while unvaccinated visitors are not allowed to enter Qatar.

For more information, visit the Ministry of Public Health website

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