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Last verified: Sunday, 31. May 2020 at 07:21 AM

Qatar Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Qatar

Local Situation: 3.0 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Qatar. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.1 / 5

Qatar shares a land border with Saudi Arabia. For these two countries, the Advisory Index is 3.1.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Qatar

There are currently 52,907 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Qatar. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 36 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Qatar.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Qatar

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Qatar.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Qatar from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 3.0 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in Qatar.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.  Due to risks to civil aviation operating within the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman region, including Qatar, the Federal ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/qatar-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Det lönar sig att följa den samhälleliga utvecklingen i landet och dess närområden med tanke på säkerhetsläget. Beakta de muslimska förhållningsreglerna.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/QA

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/qatar

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Qatar has put in place enhanced health screening measures and entry restrictions due to COVID-19. Australians continue to be able to transit though and depart from Qatar. Australians, including those with a residency permit, are not allowed to enter Qatar. If you are in Qatar and you wish to leave, you should do so as soon as possible by commercial means. We ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/qatar

Individual rating changes for Qatar

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Qatar. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Qatar changed from 2.8 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Qatar with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Qatar changed from 2.4 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Qatar to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Qatar to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Qatar changed from 2.0 to 2.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Qatar with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Qatar changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Qatar with a rating of 1.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Qatar with a rating of 2.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Qatar with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Qatar with a rating of 2.0.

About Qatar

Qatar with its capital Doha is a country in Asia (Western Asia), slightly smaller than Connecticut (11,437 km²). The country is located Middle East, peninsula bordering the Persian Gulf and Saudi Arabia. The climate can be described as arid; mild, pleasant winters; very hot, humid summers. The landscape is mostly flat and barren desert covered with loose sand and gravel. With a population of about 0.93 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Doha
Population less than one million
Size 11.437 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Connecticut
Common languages Arabic, Spanish
Currency Rial (short: QAR)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +974
Internet Top Level Domain .qa
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 QA
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 QAT
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 634

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Qatar is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • limited natural freshwater resources are increasing dependence on large-scale desalination facilities

Natural hazzards

  • haze, dust storms, sandstorms common

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Qatar. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. ammonia
  2. cement
  3. commercial ship repair
  4. crude oil production
  5. fertilizer
  6. liquefied natural gas
  7. petrochemicals
  8. refining
  9. steel reinforcing bars

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. dairy products
  3. fish
  4. fruits
  5. poultry
  6. vegetables

Qatari Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Qatar.

Export products

  1. fertilizers
  2. liquefied natural gas (LNG)
  3. petroleum products
  4. steel

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. food
  3. machinery
  4. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Qatar?

Qatar is currently rated at 3,0 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 6 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Qatar.

Is it safe to travel Qatar in 2020?

Visiting the country Qatar is usually fine. The score is at 3,0 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Qatar?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 6 individual sources for Qatar.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Qatar?

There are currently 52,907 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Qatar. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 36 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Qatar.

What is the size of Qatar?

Qatar has a size of 11,437 km² or 4,416 mi² which is slightly smaller than Connecticut.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.