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Embassy raises Indians’ concerns on post-travel quarantine requirements with Qatari authorities

  • Jun 13, 2021
  • Author: QT02
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Tribune News Network
Doha
The Indian Embassy in Qatar has sought to assuage the concerns of Indian citizens and companies in Qatar on post-travel quarantine requirements.
In an online meeting with representatives of bodies affiliated with the embassy, Ambassador HE Dr Deepak Mittal said the embassy had raised demands for an exemption to hotel quarantine for vaccinated Indians with authorities concerned in Qatar.
Currently, all travellers from India — and five other high-risk COVID-19 countries — are required to undergo a mandatory 10-day institutional quarantine upon arrival in Qatar, irrespective of whether they are vaccinated or not.

President of Indian Cultural Centre P N Baburajan, who took part in the meeting, said the quarantine expenses were dissuading a lot of families from going home and companies from bringing recruits.

He said embassy’s involvement in facilitating the lifting of the quarantine requirement for vaccinated Indians was sought at the meeting, prompting the ambassador to pledge the embassy’s continued support in adequately highlighting the issue.