Qatar Airways does require COVID Test based on the current individual country regulations. As of Jan 2023, Passengers traveling from Ho Chi Minh City require negative COVID reports. Countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal, Philippines, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Vietnam earlier required a 48 hour old COVID test. For present day updates passengers can check the official sites of region specific organizations.
The Airways follows COVID mandates of individual countries within its network. Majority of the countries require either a negative COVID test or vaccination certification. While some require both the certifications.
Qatar Airways specially does not require COVID test from U.S.A. The COVID test requirement is mandatory based on the destination of departure. To limit the impact of COVID, countries ask for negative COVID test reports. This test must be conducted within 48 hours of departure. Any report exceeding the timeline shall not be accepted. Qatar Passengers must refer and clearly read the respective country COVID provisions.
Rapid testing is accepted in certain countries only. PCR tests are approved by majority of the
authorities. Rapid tests are only approved for Airport COVID mandates, if there are any.
Only recognized hospital reports are accepted. Total 94 hospitals account for the authorized hospitals list. Kindly refer here for the list.
Raffles Medical Centers and Hanoi French hospital are working in collaboration with Qatar Airways to offer affordable COVID testing to its passengers traveling internationally.
Passengers can refer to their destination regulations and norms. Qatar Airways even provides information about the documents required.
Visit the Visa and travel Requirements section of Qatar Airways. Fill the required entries and receive the details will be reflected on the screen immediately.
Qatar Airways also suggests keeping an eye on the frequent updates. Also, it reminds passengers to visit the government and international organizations’ site to know about the COVID norms about specific countries.
Conclusion: Qatar Airways Cooperation With Individual Nations
If a country mandates the COVID test for passengers, then to cooperate with respective organizations airways collect an extra copy of the negative report. Qatar Airways combines data of all passengers at one place. This ensures no unhealthy passengers travel with the rest of the passengers.
For compulsory COVID test destinations, Qatar passengers must carry a pre-filled copy of Customer Acknowledgement Form at the airport. Necessary document copy is a must for passengers to board the flights.