India to Canada Via Qatar
India to Canada Via Qatar

India to Canada Via Qatar

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Though direct flights between India and Canada has been initiated, however on most of the dates it’s expensive or unavailable. In the past, many people have travelled from India to Canada via Qatar/other indirect routes. Even today to get better deals people are choosing indirect ways of travel.

A. Fully vaccinated travellers:

Quarantine policy​:

The following categories will be subject to hotel quarantine for two days:

  • People aged 12 years and above who are fully vaccinated.
  • Children aged 11 years and below (non-vaccinated) accompanied by one or both of their parents/family members who are fully vaccinated.

Test policy

Before arrival:

  • Undergo a PCR test with a negative result 72 hours before arrival in Qatar.

After arrival:

  • Have a PCR test at the quarantine hotel.​
  • Serology Antibody test at the quarantine hotel for vaccinated persons outside Qatar with one of the vaccines approved by the Ministry of Public Health.

India to Canada Via Qatar – People stranded in India who wants to travel to Canada are now looking for different 3rd Country routes to get back to their works or universities. Where in the month of July almost every country route was fully booked there were new hopes from countries like Maldives and Qatar.

India to Canada Via Qatar

Is there any Quarantine required if am travelling from India to Qatar?

As per the latest guidelines, effective 6th October people travelling from India along with 6 Asian countries will have to get quarantined for 2 days.

Can i travel to Canada Via Qatar ?

Well, it is a hypothetical question and Usually depends on your vaccination and visa status. But yes if you are eligible as per the rules we are going to mention below then you can travel to Canada from India Va Qatar.

As an Indian do i need to process visa to enter Qatar ?

Yes, you will have to get Visa but that will be On arrival and free as per the latest update from the Qatar govt.

Are there good flight connections from India to Qatar ?

Although July is very uncertain yes there are good flight connections from India to Qatar.

Are there good flight connections from Qatar to Canada ?

You may find connections better than other 3rd country routes as there are many carriers of Qatar airlines operating in this route.

Will have to be fully vaccinated to enter Qatar ?

 Effective 12 July 2021, the State of Qatar will permit entry to travellers holding tourist or family visas, who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine recognized by the Ministry of Public Health. They may not need to quarantine on arrival. 

Indian Nationals: A free tourist visa upon arrival for a period of (30) days, which can be extended for a similar period.

Passengers who have not received both doses of the vaccine 14 days prior to arrival will NOT be allowed to enter.

What is the latest advisory issued by Qatar govt for Indians to travel ?

 Below is the latest advisory issued by the Qatar govt for Indians to Travel

Effective 12 July 2021, the State of Qatar will permit entry to travellers holding tourist or family visas, who are fully vaccinated with a vaccine recognized by the Ministry of Public Health. They may not need to quarantine on arrival. 

Indian Nationals: A free tourist visa upon arrival for a period of (30) days, which can be extended for a similar period.

Conditions:

•Valid passport for at least six months.

•Confirmed return ticket.

•Confirmed hotel reservation in one of the country’s hotels during the visit period.

•Fully vaccinated with vaccines approved by the Ministry of Public Health, and completing a period of 14 days after the last dose.

•Must have a certificate confirming negative PCR test completed during the 48 hours from the time of arrival.

•Electronic registration on the Ehterazplatform (WWW.EHTERAZ.GOV.QA) to obtain the approval of the Ministry of Public Health before travelling.

•Passengers who have not received both doses of the vaccine 14 days prior to arrival will NOT be allowed to enter.

Similarly, citizens and residents of Qatar and GCC residents who are fully vaccinated or are immune following recovery from infection in the last 12 months and returning from countries including those on the yellow and red list can also return without the need to quarantine.

Also read – Qatar Travel restrictions for Indians, India to Canada Via UAE, Indirect routes to Canada

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. harri

    If I hold an onward ticket from Doha to Frankfurt, do I still need to hold a return ticket to India to be able to come to Doha? Will an onward ticket from Doha to Frankfurt be sufficient?

    1. ramos

      onward ticket will be sufficient .

  2. Vishnu Sharma

    I have study visa of canada. Do I need return ticket for India as I am going to canada ?

  3. KAREEM

    hi sir this is kareem i want to know from u one of my cousin want to travel hyderabad to canada via qatar is there any quarantine required or no need please let me know…

  4. Nik

    I am planning to book flight ticket from Qatar to Canada via Paris (5 hours layover) through Air Canada website. It says that we need to change terminal at Paris airport as Qatar airways operates from terminal 2E and Air Canada operates from terminal 2A. Can anyone please confirm if transit visa required in this case?

  5. G Selvaraj

    What is the procedure to be followed if I travel from India to Canada via qatar

  6. Amarjit singh

    if the students who are fully vaccinated and hold negative report from Qatar authorities, do they have to go under quarantine plan?

  7. Indira

    Dear Sir,

    My daughter wants to travel form Hyderabad to Toronto via Doha.. She is fully vaccinated(COVISHIELD). How many hours layover she has to do in Doha, will you arrange for RT-PCR test at Doha and if RT-PCR is negative, does she have to do 10 days quarantine in Canada. Are there direct flights between HYD-DOH and DOH-Toronto.

    1. Mary

      You will have to have the following:-
      Vaccination certificate with QR code and passport number recording 2 doses of Covishield with second dose completed at least 14 days prior to travel
      Negative PCR for Covid from ICMR approved lab from sample collected not more than 72 hours prior to arrival at Qatar. Make sure the name on the certificate is same as on passport
      Passport with at least 6 months validity
      Hotel booking for 10 days quarantine (red list countries) booked through Discover Qatar. The quarantine package includes 3 meals per day and airport transfers.
      All the above documents need to be uploaded on ehteraz website while applying for electronic travel authorization which should be done not less than 12 and not more than 72 hours prior to departure. You will get authorization within 12 hours. (I got it almost immediately.)
      You need to travel with all of these documents and others including travel insurance as well as sufficient currency and an onward or return ticket in order to get visa on arrival in Qatar. If onward ticket you must have a visa for the final destination. You must quarantine for 10 days at the hotel before onward travel.
      PCR will be done at your own cost on day 1 and day 9. You also need to buy a Qatar sim at the airport and download the ehteraz app for tracking.
      Hope this helps.

  8. Gayathri

    I have booked a return ticket from Kochi to Canada via Doha (8.5hrs layover) for Dec 17th. Is this itinerary meant to change? Should I book a different onward ticket? With no rtpcr facility in Doha airport for transit what are my options? Please help as I’m traveling with my 3yr old son from india

  9. Mareena

    Hi Gayathri, did you get any correct response , I am also in the same situation, booked a return ticket through Doha and now not sure if they allow transit or need a quarantine in Doha.

  10. Jarmanjit singh

    Hi i just booked to tickets of my mom dad . They will coming from india to Toronto canada in march 2022.
    They are fully vaccinated. They have just 3.25 hour waiting in doha for their next flight . What they need can u help me
    Thanks

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