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COVID-19: Qatar lists 40 low-risk countries to travel

List which comes as part of plan to gradually lift travel restrictions also includes Turkey

Ahmed Hatem   | 23.07.2020
COVID-19: Qatar lists 40 low-risk countries to travel

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Qatar on Thursday announced a list of 40 low-risk countries to travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Health Ministry designated the list as part of a plan to gradually lift restrictions on travel, which would be implemented as of Aug. 1.

"The list was determined based on public health indicators in Qatar and the rest of the world," the ministry said.

The list of countries includes: Turkey, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Malta, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Ireland, Slovenia, Belgium, the UK, Greece, Netherlands, Morocco, Algeria, Canada, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Australia, the Greek Cypriot administration and Andorra.

According to the statement, low-risk countries will be reviewed every two weeks.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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