With the spike of coronavirus cases, Qatar Airways has announced that they would need a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test certificate from seven additional countries effective from August 13, 2020.
Moreover, If passengers are unable to provide the negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate and consent form at check-in, they will not be allowed to board the flight. Such conditions apply both to current bookings and to new ones. Test results must be obtained from laboratories authorized by Qatar Airways within 72 hours of departure and paid for at the expense of the passenger
The proposed legislation will come into effect on 13th August 2020. The announcement posted on the corporate website of Qatar Airline stated: “For the safety of all passengers, Qatar Airways needs passengers traveling from different airports in Bangladesh, Brazil, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka effective 13 August, to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate at check-in.
When Flying With Qatar Airways
To ensure the safety of all travelers, passengers must carry a negative COVID-19 test certificate conducted 72 hours prior to departure from the authorized laboratories of Qatar Airways. Children less than 12 years are exempted from the test. In addition to this, passengers will need to submit a consent form at check-in along with the negative test certificate. With Qatar Airways, you can expect a level of hygiene and improved safety measure during the entire journey.
Furthermore, Qatar Airways works closely with global and national authorities to enforce the new COVID-19 (coronavirus) advice and guidance and to operate the services accordingly. During this difficult time, like all airlines around the world, they need to align millions of passengers’ with the operational difficulties they face as a result of travel restrictions on entry imposed by a number of countries.
Flexible Travel Policies
To offer even more choices to the passenger, Qatar Airways releases flexible waiver policies to offer some peace of mind to passengers when they book their travel. Whether a passenger has booked or planning to book a trip until December 31, 2020, Qatar Airways flexible waiver policy will allow the traveler to plan their travel confidently. They have implemented a customer-friendly waiver policy to reduce the impact during such unprecedented times by providing passengers with some relief
PCR Test is Mandatory for Below Countries
To increase the safety of travelers during flying, PCR checking is compulsory for passengers from one of the countries below who travel on Qatar Airways. Passengers traveling from these countries will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result released 72 hours before departure from laboratories approved by Qatar Airways.
- Iraq – Erbil International Airport (EBL)
- Sri Lanka