From February 3, it will be possible to visit Qatar without quarantine only for those vaccinated Russian tourists who received the second dose of Sputnik V no later than six months before the trip.
Thus, the Qatari authorities have reduced the validity of Russian coronavirus vaccination certificates (the country recognizes Sputnik V) from a year to 6 months. If the tourist is vaccinated with vaccines approved by WHO, then the approved period of his vaccination certificate is 9 months. This was reported by the country's national tourism office.
Tourists who received a Russian certificate more than six months ago will have to undergo a 7-day quarantine, as it is required by the entry conditions for tourists without a vaccine.
Other conditions of entry are not subject to adjustments. A negative PCR test must be obtained 72 hours prior to travel. In addition, a positive antibody test must be taken no earlier than 30 days before the trip to Qatar and no less than 14 days after the second dose of vaccination.
Tourists, who are fully vaccinated with Sputnik V (2 doses) plus at least one dose of Pfizer or Moderna at the time of entry into Qatar, are exempt from the antibody test. At least 14 days must have elapsed since the last vaccination.
Also, tourist must register on the website ehteraz.gov.qa. at least 24 hours before entry.