Vaccinations provided in Qatar to be recognised by England

Doha: A single list of nations has been created to make it easier for tourists to determine their vaccination status, according to the most recent changes to international travel laws issued by England. The British Ambassador to Qatar, Jon Wilks CMG, posted an update on his social media indicating that England will recognise vaccines provided in Qatar commencing on October 4. As a result, most Qataris visiting England will no longer have to go through quarantine.

In¬†accordance¬†with¬†UK¬†government¬†travel¬†advice,¬†travellers¬†from¬†the¬†rest¬†of¬†the¬†world¬†can¬†travel¬†to¬†the¬†UK¬†starting¬†on¬†October¬†4¬†at¬†4¬†a.m.¬†if¬†they¬†have¬†been¬†fully¬†vaccinated¬†for¬†at¬†least¬†14¬†days¬†with¬†a¬†full¬†course¬†of¬†Oxford/AstraZeneca,¬†Pfizer¬†BioNTech,¬†Moderna¬†or¬†Janssen¬†vaccines¬†from¬†an¬†appropriate¬†public¬†health¬†body¬†in¬†Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea or Taiwan ‚Äď mixing between two-dose vaccines (Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna) in this list is also recognised.¬†

As a result, travellers must arrange and pay for a day 2 Covid-19 test after arriving in England, complete a passenger locator form at any point in the 48 hours leading up to their arrival, and undergo a Covid-19 test on or before day 2 after they have arrived. The new guidelines exclude individuals from having to do a pre-departure test, from having to take a Covid-19 test on day 8, and from having to stay in quarantine for 10 days after they arrive in England.

Travellers must have a certification from the national public health body confirming that they are completely vaccinated, which contains their first and last name, date of birth, vaccine brand and manufacturer, date of vaccination, and the country or territory of immunisation.

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