Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has approved four testing centres in the Republic of Turkey for Qatari citizens and residents to take COVID-19 tests before returning home to Qatar. Those who test negative will be provided with a certificate, valid for 48 hours, that allows them exemption from the mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine in Qatar.
The ministries of health in both Qatar and Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding . MOPH added that the State of Qatar is currently in the process of accrediting further reliable medical centres for COVID-19 tests for Qatari citizens in more countries.
已经官方认可的检测中心包括安卡拉市医院， Yeşilköy Prof. Dr. Murat Dilmener急诊医院，Başakşehir Çam and Sakura市医院以及Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal培训和研究医院。
The accredited test centres are Ankara City Hospital, Yeşilköy Prof. Dr. Murat Dilmener Emergency Hospital, Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital and Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital.
The test facilities were initially announced for Qatari citizens but in a later update, MOPH added that those with a Qatar Residency Permit are also allowed to take the tests. This will prevent them having to quarantine in a hotel in Doha when they return during phase 3 of easing lockdown restrictions, which starts on August 1.
Certificate holders are still committed to home-quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival in Qatar. They must sign a pledge of the home-quarantine “in accordance with the procedures and the standards set by the Ministry of Public Health”.