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Qatar to mid-September plans to open the country for tourists

The Qatari authorities are not going in the next few months to open to the entry of tourists, said RIA Novosti in the travel company, Discover Qatar, responsible for the accommodation of foreigners.

"While there is information about the possibility of entry only to those foreigners who have residence permit in Qatar and for some reason was outside of it in countries with a low risk of the spread of coronavirus, when the borders were closed due to the coronavirus. They will be able to return, starting from 1 August. But prior permission from the authorities and only with a prepaid reservation in provided for carrying out the quarantine hotel for 14 days," said a company representative.

Such rules will be in effect until September 15. After that date, from arriving in Qatar will not be required to stay in quarantine at the hotel. The company has no information about when the country will be open to tourists or foreigners without a residence permit.

In July returning from abroad Qataris will accept three hotels in Doha, in August the number will increase to six. Conducting quarantine in the cheapest three-star hotel in single room with full Board will cost 3758 Qatari riyals (more than one thousand dollars) for a family of four — in 5417 riyals (USD 1484).

Stay in quarantine in a five star hotel for one person will cost at 6685 riyals (1831 dollars), and the family — 9378 riyals (2569 dollars).

The hotel quarantine hotels will not be able to leave the room, walk to pools, gyms or SPA. Food they will leave outside the rooms. They will also have to make regular tests for the coronavirus.

The issue of staying in hotels in quarantine together with the owners their Pets will be considered on an individual basis upon request.

In the last week the growth of coronavirus in Qatar went into decline. According to Ministry of health on 25 June, the total number of infection cases since the beginning of the pandemic exceeded 91 thousand, while in intensive care with complications caused by a coronavirus, are 212 people. 106 people have died, recovered 74 544.

The Ministry noted that, despite the decrease in the total number of cases of infection, the number of cases among nationals of Qatar and foreign residents has increased several times, compared with may, when among the infected persons were mainly involved in the construction of foreign workers.