Flights between Qatar and Doha will resume starting Tuesday, August 18, 2020
14 August 2020| Last updated on 16 August 2020
Flights connecting Qatar and India will run until August 31, 2020
On Friday evening, the Embassy of India in Doha released a statement stating that India and Qatar have reached an agreement to allow travel between the two countries.
The announcement was posted on the Embassy's official Twitter account.
According to the statement, travel will be permitted from August 18 to August 31, 2020 for Qatari and Indian carriers. Specific categories of people in India or Qatar will be allowed to book and board these flights.
Who's allowed on these flights?
Travelling from India to Qatar
For those who seek to travel from India to Qatar during the arranged period, only Qatari nationals and Indian citizens with a valid Qatar visa in India are allowed on such flights.
Qatari and Indian airlines operating flights will be checking to ensure that a passenger has no travel restrictions prior to boarding a flight.
Travelling from Qatar to India
If you're considering taking a flight from Qatar to India, these are the groups of people allowed:
- Indian citizens stranded in Qatar when the travel ban took place
- Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders who possess a valid Qatari passport
- Qatari nationals who possess a valid visa issued by an Indian Mission under an category from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated June 30, 2020.
Designated airline carriers from both Qatar and India will be permitted to sell flight tickets travelling between the two countries. Tickets can be sold and purchased through the carriers' official websites, sales agents, and Global Distribution Systems.
Before you buy your plane ticket to either Qatar or India, it's recommended that you confirm you will be allowed entry into your destination country. Please check for any requirements that either country may have, such as a mandatory COVID-19 test prior to booking.
On Saturday, Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) announced 277 new cases of COVID-19, two deaths and 247 recoveries. The total number of infections in the country is now 114,809.