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Qatar adds more countries to Red list based on COVID-19 risk


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula | QNA

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced the updated lists of countries' classification based on the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of the travel and return policy for Qatar. The Ministry said that the updated lists will come into effect at 7pm on January 30.

Based on the latest update, the number of countries in the Green List has decreased to 117 countries, from a total of 143 countries. On the other hand, the countries in the Red List have increased and now contain 86 countries.

The Exceptional Red List has been decreased from nine countries to six. This list includes Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Philippines.

Philippines, which was moved to red in the last update is back to the exceptional red list in the current list.

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Citizens, GCC citizens, and residents of Qatar aged 12 years and above coming from red countries and are fully vaccinated, inside or outside Qatar, by a vaccine approved by the Ministry of Public Health, or who have a conditionally approved vaccine, or who have recovered from COVID-19 inside Qatar and 14 days have passed from the date of recovery will be exempted from home quarantine upon arrival in the country after a negative PCR test result.

Children aged 11 years and below accompanied by one or both of their parents/family members who are fully vaccinated. The updated lists can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website.

The MoPH constantly updates the lists of countries according to the global situation of the pandemic, as part of its efforts to combat the virus.

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