qatar has temporarily banned entry of people coming from india and 13 other nations in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The temporary ban will also be applicable on people coming from bangladesh, china, egypt, iran, iraq, lebanon, nepal, pakistan, philippines, South korea, sri lanka, syria and Thailand.
This decision comes as a preventive measure due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide," qatar government said in a statement dated march 8. According to the statement, the temporary suspension of entry would affect all individuals intending to enter from these countries, including visas upon arrival, those with residence or work permit, and temporary visitors.
Due to the rise in coronavirus cases around the world, we are placing a temporary hold on stopover services in Doha for the purpose of connection, booked through our partner and subsidiary, Discover qatar, or booked directly through qatarairways.com. The airline said "Passengers with onward connections will not be permitted to leave Hamad international airport (HIA)".