The gradual lifting by the Government of Qatar of restrictions related to Covid-19, as well as its continued deployment of vaccines, are contributing to a significant increase in economic activity in the country, especially in the retail and food sectors. tourism, said Qatar-Indonesia Business Council President Farhan al-Sheikh al-Sayed.
“There is a positive vibe in the business world, the flow of traffic has increased incredibly, and many people have started to visit malls and malls for shopping and dining, with precautionary measures in place.” , he told the Gulf Times.
Al-Sayed said that “such positive developments” also signal a strong recovery in the tourism industry, especially in the Gulf region, as the travel season normally begins in June – after the end of each school year.
He noted that more people will visit relatives, relatives, friends and business partners with the relaxation of Covid-19 travel restrictions between GCC countries.
Visit Qatar, the official tourism social media account of the Qatar National Tourism Council, announced that the country “is now open to vaccinated GCC citizens and residents.”
According to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), “GCC citizens, their families and domestic workers are allowed to enter the State of Qatar at any time, provided they adhere to the travel and travel policy. return.
“Fully vaccinated GCC citizens who have received any of Qatar’s recognized Covid-19 vaccines with at least 14 days since the last dose and present an official vaccination card or certificate are exempt from quarantine,” MoPH noted .
A detailed quarantine exemption criteria for people vaccinated against Covid-19 in GCC countries is published on the MoPH website.
Al-Sayed, who is also president of the International Walking Football Federation (IWFF) of Asia and Qatar, said many families, both local and expatriate who have been vaccinated, are planning vacations of summer.
“You can see the confidence to travel as most of them took both doses of the vaccine,” he said, adding that reducing or lifting quarantine requirements has encouraged many to book. their travels.
“There will be a lot of travel and at the same time I expect a lot of traffic from neighboring countries to Qatar and this is great news for local businesses, including restaurants and hotels, and the hotel industry. in general, ”al-Sayed said. .
He stressed that easing quarantine restrictions in Qatar and a number of countries in Europe and other regions for fully vaccinated people will boost more tourism activity.
Al-Sayed also paid a farewell visit to South Korean Ambassador Kim Chang-mo who is leaving today (June 2) for his next mission as Ambassador to Algeria. They were joined by the Serbian Ambassador, Jasminko Pozderac.