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DOHA: Qatar’s hotel quarantine requirement for arrivals from non-green list countries has been extended until 31 May, sources have told The Doha Globe.

All passengers arriving from countries not included in the green list will be required to have a hotel reservation for one week if they are arriving before 31 May.

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Earlier, the hotel quarantine requirement for all arrivals was extended up to 15 February.

The extension means the number of arrivals to the country will continue to be restricted. Many were expecting a further easing of travel restrictions after the launch of the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Currently, passengers arriving from Britain, South Africa, the Netherlands, and Denmark, have to stay in an exclusive hotel meant just for these four countries.

The Government Communications Office had also said that arrivals via the Abu Samra border must quarantine in a hotel for a week.

“Those arriving by land into Qatar from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via the Abu Samra border must have a reservation for an ‘Abu Samra Land Arrivals Quarantine Hotel’ and carry the booking voucher to be permitted to enter,” Discover Qatar website said.