• To provide guidance on how best to facilitate the safe and gradual return of essential international travels and have sufficient measures in place to protect the health of travelers to and from Qatar, by reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission during their flight as much as practicable.

  • Appoint a coordinator/officer to ensure the uniform dissemination of preventive measures to all International travelers to and from Qatar.

MO​PH advises against unnecessary travel at this time because of the risk of contracting Covid-19 while abroad.

Before Travel:
  • Do not go to the airport if you have the following symptoms: Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, Loss of Taste or Smell, or have a respiratory infection. In this case postpone your travel and get tested for Covid-19.
  • Ensure that you have downloaded the Ehteraz App and that the health status is green before traveling.
  • Ensure you have enough medical face masks for your journey.​

At the Departure Airport:
  • Be aware that only travelers may enter the airport terminal buildings.
  • Leave enough time to allow for checks and new procedures.
  • Practice regular hand hygiene and avoid touching your face (nose mouth and eyes).
  • Limit your movement and avoid touching common surfaces as much as possible.
  • Follow cough and sneeze etiquette.
  • Check-in online if possible, bring everything you need for your journey, and have all documents ready.
  • Make sure to practice physical distancing, by keeping 1.5 meters minimum distance between yourself and others.
  • Wear a mask to protect yourself and the other passengers. Boarding will not be allowed without a face mask.
  • Comply with thermal screening, if requested.​

During the Flight:
  • Practice hand hygiene, including frequent hand sanitization, follow cough etiquette and wear a mask.
  • Watch the cabin safety demonstration to be aware of specific instructions for your flight.
  • If you feel ill while traveling, inform the crew, and seek medical care as soon as possible.
  • Limit your movement in the cabin to what is essential for well- being.
  • Air crew to use full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during flights.

At the Arrival Airport:
  • Practice physical distancing, hand hygiene, and cough etiquette and wear a mask.
  • Collect your bags and leave the terminal building as soon as possible.
  • Reduce the risk of virus transmission by minimizing interaction with people in the arrival terminal.
  • Comply with thermal screening, if requested.
  • Clean your hands with sanitizers after you touch surfaces or handle your luggage.
  • Keep a minimum of 1.5 meter between you and others.

Stay updated:
  • Make sure you have the most up to date airport information by  visiting:
  • Orientate yourself, using credible sources of information, such as the relevant embassy website, with the specific COVID-19 rules and regulations of the country of travel and prepare and plan accordingly.​
General measures:
  • Abide by physical distancing, by keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between yourself and others when possible.
  • Avoid the use of cash to limit the handling of money as much as possible, and make payments using a bank card when possible.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds. It is recommended to wash your hands or using sanitizers when being in a public place, and touching surfaces, or after coughing, or sneezing, and before touching your face or eating.
  • If you develop symptoms, seek medical help as soon as possible.​


  • Travelers should learn about the quarantine rules of their travel destination and home country before travelling, and should adhere to quarantine protocols and requirements.​
  • Ensure you are aware of all the measures specific to the country of travel before traveling and plan and prepare accordingly. Ensure information is acquired through official sources (e.g., Embassy website).​

  • ​​Groups at a higher risk of developing complications due to COVID-19, such as the elderly, pregnant, or those with existing chronic conditions, are strongly advised to delay any unnecessary travel.

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