Qatar has temporarily suspended entry from 14 countries due to fear of fast spreading viral epidemic. The number of confirmed affected persons rose to 15 in Qatar. To stop the further spread, Qatar government has announced a temporary ban on citizen of 14 countries. Citizen of these countries cannot enter Qatar anymore until further notice.
List of countries ban to enter Qatar:
As announced by government communication office of Qatar, citizen of the following countries cannot enter Qatar anymore.
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
What type of Qatar visa holders are banned to enter Qatar?
all individual from above listed countries with any type of visa are not allowed enter Qatar including visa on arrival, work permit, residence permit and temporary visitor visas.
In addition to Qatar Airways announcement regarding flights to and from Italy, entry to the State of Qatar is temporarily suspended for all those intending to travel from certain countries, as of 9 March 2020. This decision comes as a preventive measure due to the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide.
The decision includes the following countries: Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria and Thailand.
This step comes in line with the State of Qatar’s efforts to take all necessary preventive measures to limit the spread of Coronavirus.
The decision affects all individuals intending to enter from these countries, including visas upon arrival, those with a residence or work permit, and temporary visitors.
The State of Qatar urges all citizens and residents to avoid all but essential travel at this time.
These precautionary measures may be subject to further updates based on the latest guidance of the national health authorities and international organisations on the spread of Coronavirus, in order to ensure the safety of all residents of the State of Qatar.