Following the gradual lifting of COVID19
restrictions across Qatar, Hamad International Airport (HIA) is
applying newly modified procedures for arriving passengers.
The airport has customised its procedures based on
the categorization of arriving passengers as follows:
- Group One: Qatari citizens, their spouses and
children, permanent residency holders;
- Group Two: includes vulnerable passengers that
have certain identified medical conditions or are aged 55 and
- Group Three: passengers arriving from ‘low-risk
- Group Four: passengers arriving from ‘high-risk
Qatar's Ministry of Public Health
has the latest list of countries classified as high and low-risk.
All arriving passengers will be thermally screened
at the airport. Passengers must have the EHTERAZ mobile
application downloaded and installed on a smartphone which
requires a SIM card. Volunteers are available to help set up
passengers with the EHTERAZ App. Smartphones and SIM cards are
also available for purchase at the airport.
All passengers must also fill out a health
assessment form and sign a quarantine pledge agreement, preferably
filled prior to arrival into Doha and submitted upon arrival.
Passengers arriving from ‘high-risk countries’
will proceed to immigration whilst presenting their hotel booking
to the immigration officer. Once all arrival formalities have been
completed, passengers will be transported to their quarantine
All other arriving passengers will be diverted to
designated airport testing facilities where they will receive swab
tests. Once testing is complete, passengers will then proceed to
immigration for entry processing. Those passengers can use private
transportation to their home quarantine. The airport’s taxi
pavilion is also available.
To ensure the health and wellbeing of its staff
and passengers, HIA has introduced a series of measures
including the implementation of robotics and advanced thermal
The airport cleans and
disinfects all high contact areas every 10-15 minutes. Hand sanitisers are also readily available for passengers at key
locations across the airport, and the airport maintains 1.5m social
distancing across all passenger touchpoints around the airport,
through floor markings, signage, and distance seating.
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