COVID-19: Qatar issues restrictions on number of passengers in one car Family cars are bunched together with taxis and limousines Published: May 26, 2020 22:14 Tawfiq Nasrallah, Staff Writer Quarantine restrictions and travel policies continue to be reviewed based on public health indicators in the State of Qatar and around the world. According to the Government communications Office of the State […] Mosques, bars, … For those expected to stay in mandatory hotel quarantine for a period of seven days, please book through the Discover Qatar website before arriving. In Qatar, all shops have to be closed by a government measure, except for those selling medicines and food supplies. The government of Qatar has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including permitting only Qatari citizens to enter the country. Medical examinations are a ‘must’ for all long-term visitors and residents. In the last two months, several measures were introduced to ensure the health and safety of the people. Doha’s dress code is slightly more enforced than the U.A.E, but far more manageable than say, neighboring Saudi Arabia. With an impactful response taking effect, preparation for lifting restrictions started •Qatar has performed well in the crisis so far (low numbers of deaths, sufficient healthcare capacity) •Crisis response has been timely, proportionate and of COVID-19 Restrictions in Qatar June 8th, 2020. Country-Specific Information: Qatar has 1,325 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3 COVID-19 deaths as of April 4, 2020 ( Ministry of Public Health ). The State of Qatar currently is allowing inbound travel to the country. Phase 4 of the gradual lifting of Covid-19 restrictions in Qatar will be divided into two stages, the first of which will commence on September 1 and the next one in the third week of September. 16 March: Qatar forbids entry to all foreigners and urges citizens to stay inside and stop traveling. Travelers with a sponsored work permit/employment visa may also return to Qatar. Qatar has restrictions for HIV/AIDS visitors and does not permit those affected with HIV to live in the country. At this time, U.S. citizens may still depart and transit Qatar. Women, by international standards, are struggling to find a prominent socio-economic role. In continuation of the gradual lifting of restrictions imposed in the State of Qatar as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, based on public health indicators in the State of Qatar and around the world, effective today November 29, 2020 Qatar’s travel policy has been amended. Qatar is actively promoting the influx of expats through reduced visa restrictions. Entry restrictions. The government of Qatar announced that restrictions introduced due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic will be further eased from Wednesday, July 1, as the country enters the second stage of the normalization plan. In light of the recent development regarding the pandemic, Qatar officials recently implemented regulations with lesser restrictions. Human rights abuses still occur every day. Life in Qatar is vastly different and often times more difficult than that of the Western World. Qatar has restricted the entry of all travelers except for Qatari nationals, their travelling companions, immediate family members of nationals, those with a permanent resident card or other exceptionally approved visa holders. 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