International travel restrictions will be relaxed in Qatar from August 1.
Citizens and permanent residency holders will be able to travel outside the country and return at any time. Applications must be made through the Qatar Portal website, however.
Upon returning, people will have to take a COVID-19 test at the airport. Those arriving from low-risk countries must take a test no more than 48 hours before flying and will not need to take the test after landing.
If you're travelling from a country that is not deemed low-risk but has an accredited testing centre, you can also take the test before travelling.
However, everyone must confirm they will be quarantined for a week. If you have had a test before flying you can quarantine at home, otherwise you must quarantine at a hotel at your own expense.
The list of available hotels are on the Discover Qatar app, and all bookings must be made through there before arriving back in the country.
After that week, people need to go to a health centre for another test. If that is positive they must isolate, of it's negative they will get a green status on the Ehteraz app.
The list of low-risk countries will be published on the Ministry of Public Health’s website and announced by the Civil Aviation Authority and will be reviewed every two weeks.
The following people must also quarantine at home, regardless of where they have travelled from:
Those over 55
Those who have had an organ or spinal cord transplant
Those who receive immunosuppressive therapy
Those who suffer from heart disease
Those who suffer from moderate to severe asthma
Those who receive cancer treatment
Babysitting mothers with children up to five years-old
Those who suffer from kidney failure
Those with chronic liver disease
Those with lower limb amputation
Those with disabilities who require support to carry out activities
Disabled children and their mothers
Those who suffer from epilepsy and receive treatment
Those with a diabetic foot
Those with immediate relatives who have died in the 10 days prior to their arrival
Those receiving treatment for mental and psychiatric illnesses, and people suffering from claustrophobia
Those who suffer from diabetes and receive treatment
Those who have high blood pressure
The following countries are classed as low-risk at the time of writing.