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COVID-19 Status in Qatar

The Ministry of Public Health announced that fully vaccinated people are now exempt from quarantine requirements following travel abroad and following exposure to a COVID-19 positive case.

“To qualify for quarantine exemption, 14 days must have passed after receiving the second dose and a negative PCR test is required on return to Qatar following travel or following exposure. The quarantine exemption is valid for a period of three months, starting 14 days after the second dose, and this may be extended in the future with the availability of more clinical evidence. The exemption does not currently apply to people vaccinated in other countries,” explained Dr. Abdullatif Al Khal, Chair of the National Health Strategic Group on COVID-19 and Head of Infectious Diseases at Hamad Medical Corporation.

Given the rapidly evolving situation, kindly follow the official communications channels and make sure that you are not misled by fake news or information circulated by non-credible sources or unofficial platforms.  

  • Government Communications Office (@GCOQatar)
  • Ministry of Public Health (@MOPHQatar)
  • Ministry of Interior (@MOIQatar)
  • Ministry of Industry and Commerce (@MOCIQatar)
  • Ministry of Defence (@MOD_Qatar)
  • Qatar Media Corporation English website (

Find out more information about Qatar’s Travel  and Return Policy during the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

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More information about the latest COVID-19 status in Qatar

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UNCTAD Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index

Qatar’s economy is likely to witness strong recovery next year as International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected Qatar’s GDP growth of 2.7 per cent in 2021.

Moody’s Investors Service

The international credit rating agency Moody's has affirmed the 'A2' long-term issuer rating of Ooredoo, as well as the 'A2' backed senior unsecured ratings on Ooredoo International Finance and the ‘(P)A2’ backed senior unsecured medium-term note programme rating under Ooredoo Tamweel.

Capital Intelligence Ratings

Capital Intelligence Ratings (CI) has affirmed the long-term foreign currency rating (LT FCR) and long-term local currency rating (LT LCR) of Qatar at ‘AA-’.

Brand Finance Global 500 report 

QNB Group has continued to be the most valuable brand in the MEA region with a brand value worth $6.107 billion.


Qatar was named the world leader in mobile internet speeds by global speed test experts Ookla in their December 2020 rankings.

Welcome to the QFC Community

We are proud to welcome 19 new firms to the QFC platform in January 2021.

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IOM Qatar organised a virtual workshop with Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) to set a platform for facilitating collaboration in the field of international development and humanitarian assistance, as well as exchanging experiences and identifying initiatives and joint projects.

IOM Qatar has provided a virtual training for officials representing all members of the national Committee for Combating Human Trafficking to build their capacity on principles of counter-trafficking victim identification and protection.

IOM Regional Office Cairo organised an informal dialogue with resident coordinators on the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration and its regional review in the Arab region. The dialogue was opened by the IOM Director General and the Regional Directors of DCO for the Arab States. It was followed by a session on the GCM and the UN Networks in the region as well as the upcoming regional review. The dialogue was concluded by IOM Regional Director and DCO Regional Director for Africa. The discussions touched upon myriad topics including the significant impact that COVID-19 has had on migration and mobility.

IOM and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA) organised a dialogue with Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms on the GCM Regional Review in the Arab Region. The dialogue aimed to provide an overview of the recent developments on migration governance especially at the regional level and highlighting the new structures in place for coordination on migration.

On the sidelines of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), the IOM Regional Office in Cairo hosted the “Migration governance in the Arab region: trends, challenges and priorities for the future”, in collaboration with the League of Arab States (LAS) and UNESCWA. The event started with speeches provided by the Assistant Secretary General of the LAS, the IOM Regional Director and Cluster Leader of Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development at UNESCWA.

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