Qatar eases entry ahead of World Cup, scraps Covid-19 tests
The move comes as the Gulf state prepares to host an estimated 1.2 million visitors for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The relaxation of the regulations will come into effect from 1 November, amid a global decline in the number of Covid-19 cases.
All visitors, however, will still be required to disclose their health status on Ehteraz, Qatar’s official contact tracing application.
The Ministry however stressed that all citizens, residents and visitors should continue to follow recommended precautionary guidelines to reduce the risk of infection, such as being fully vaccinated and getting tested if one experiences symptoms of Covid-19.
The World Cup will kick off on 20 November, when hosts Qatar will open the tournament against Ecuador at the Al Bayt stadium.