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Travelling after second dose of vaccine: MoPH update

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) affirmed that it is possible to travel abroad immediately after receiving the second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. The Ministry also further reiterated that exemption from quarantine arrangements apply as long as the return date from travel us 14 days after the second dose.

​MOPH announces that fully vaccinated citizens and residents of Qatar are now exempt from quarantine requirements following travel abroad and following exposure to a COVID-19 positive case​. “To qualify for quarantine exemption, 14 days must have passed after receiving the second dose and a negative PCR test is required on return to Qatar following travel or following exposure. The quarantine exemption is valid for a period of three months, starting 14 days after the second dose, and this may be extended in the future with the availability of more clinical evidence. The exemption does not currently apply to people vaccinated in other countries,” explained Dr. Abdullatif Al Khal, Chair of the National Health Strategic Group on COVID-19 and Head of Infectious Diseases at Hamad Medical Corporation. Operated by Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), the first phase of the vaccination center will focus on vaccinating teachers and school administration staff, in addition to other essential workers and members of the public who meet the eligibility criteria.


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