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Quarantine hotel in Qatar when arriving from UK

Old Jan 23rd 2021, 9:22 am
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Received my Qatar Exceptional Entry Permit a few days ago and this is what it shows wrt quarantine requirements:




Does that mean I MUST specifically stay at the Mkynes Hotel [shudders]? On the Discover Qatar website it states that all arrivals from UK, Denmark, SA and Netherlands must stay in one of the designated 4-5 star hotels in Doha if it states 'hotel' on the EEP. Yet it also states that arrivals must stay at the Mkynes hotel if it specifically states 'Myknes' on the EEP:

https://www.discoverqatar.qa/welcome-home/

I'm desperately hoping that my employer hasn't booked me into Myknes hotel (looks very very basic from pics), I've emailed them but won't hear back until Sun/Mon.

Also it looks like i need to do a private covid-19 test in UK prior to departure, can this be done at any clinic offering the test (eg Boots) or does it have to be a MOPH approved clinic? If the latter, then there's only 2 in UK (both in London) which could be very difficult for me, considering i live in North Scotland!!

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Old Jan 23rd 2021, 9:28 am
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Looking here:

https://www.qatarairwaysholidays.com...nsored-workers

It seems the Doha Ritz-Carlton (aka Myknes) only offers packages of 14 days, whereas i need a 7 day package. So I *think* i might be ok.....pheeeeeew!!
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Well you never know, regulations seem subject to change without much in the way of notice but in the last few weeks we have had a bunch of arrivals and the quarantine hotels have been a mixture of:

Park Hyatt
Westin
Torch
Intercon city

And I think a couple of others
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Old Feb 16th 2021, 5:07 pm
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Answering my own question: I have been booked into the Westin Hotel Doha & Spa by my employer for 7 days. But then I have to spend another 7 days in self quarantine as Qatar Petroleum insist that all staff spend a total of 14 days in quarantine if arriving from abroad....grrrrrrr
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Default Re: Quarantine hotel in Qatar when arriving from UK

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which could be very difficult for me, considering i live in North Scotland!!
You do this job and you thought living in north Scotland might be convenient? If you want convenience move.
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