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Qatar Airways: No COVID-19 test? No flying

State-owned flag carrier of Qatar announced that all airline passengers traveling from certain foreign airports will have to present a document confirming a negative COVID-19test result before they allowed to board the flight

Qatar Airways has posted a list of approved test facilities in the countries that fall under the airline’s new rule.

New regulation goes into effect on August 13, 2020.

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The announcement posted on Qatar Airline’s corporate website said:

“For the safety of all passengers, effective 13 August, Qatar Airways requires passengers travelling from specific airports in the below countries to present a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR medical test result when checking in.

In our current network, these countries are Bangladesh, Brazil, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Philippines, and Sri Lanka. They will also be required for passengers travelling with Qatar Airways from India, Nepal, Nigeria and Russia, when we resume our services to these countries.”

Tests must be conducted within 72 hours prior to flight departure, from laboratories that are approved by Qatar Airways, and paid for at the passenger’s expense.

Those that do not have a copy of their medical test certificate alongside a consent form will not be permitted to travel on Qatar Airways flights. Children below the age of 12 years are exempt from this test if accompanied by family members that have presented a negative test result.

The following is the list of the countries and airports that fall under Qatar Airways’ new regulation and approved medical facilities for conducting COVID-19 tests

Yerevan (EVN)

Normed Medical Center

The National Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Republican Center for AIDS Prevention

Nork Infectious Clinical Hospital

Natali Pharm Ltd

Prom Test Labs

Davidyants Laboratories

Ecosense Limited in

Dhaka (DAC)

Sher E Bangla Medical College Barisal

Bangladesh Institute of Tropical & Infectious Disease

Cox’s Bazar Medical College

Cumilla Medical College

National Institute of Preventive & Social Medicine

Institute of Public Health

National Institute of Laboratory Medicine & Ref. Center

Narayanganj 300 Bed Hospital

Khulna Medical College

Kustia Medical College

Mymensingh Medical College

Shahis Ziaur Rahman Medical College

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