How to Return to Qatar on a Low Budget: Quarantine package as low as QAR 105 per day!

  • 3 days   ago

Are you a Qatar ID (QID) holder, currently outside Qatar, from a NOT low-risk nation, and planning to come back to the country, but you don't have enough funds to cover your return expenses?

 

Then, you might consider the cheapest options possible for your airline and quarantine accommodation. Here is a step-by-step guide on looking for the most affordable ways to travel back to Qatar, resume your work, and live in the “new normal.”


INDIVIDUAL BOOKING - 14 NIGHTS


NOTE: In this sample booking, if you are an individual, your expenses will be as follows:

  • Air travel ticket - (Depending on the airline you have purchased your ticket)

Can I fly with an airline other than Qatar Airways?

Yes, and the same entry conditions will be present for Qatari Nationals and QID holders.

  • Budget Motel Accommodation:

  • QAR 2,168.85 (for Male or Female Shared Accommodations)

  • Average price per person per night: QAR 154.92

  • Full payment for the whole booking must be made in advance.

According to Discover Qatar’s guidelines, cost of accommodation starts from QAR 105 per day. 

Please check the below booking site from time to time to search for more affordable packages: https://www.qatarairwaysholidays.com/qa-en/domestic-staff-and-company-sponsored-workers


INDIVIDUAL BOOKING - 7 NIGHTS


Otherwise, you can book directly for only 7 nights instead of 14 nights via this link: https://www.qatarairwaysholidays.com/qa-en/welcome-home-7-night-booking/overview


This is where you can find a 4-star accommodation for only QAR 2,122. Average price per person per night is QAR 303.14.




How many people are allowed in a shared room?


According to the Individual Bookings hotline, there are only 2 people allowed in a shared room. Based on Discover Qatar’s guidelines, maximum of 3 people per booking.


For more details, contact +974 4423 7999 or email: dqwelcomehome@qatarairways.com.qa 


Can I stay alone in a single room?


Yes. Provided you will choose the Male only single rooms or Female only single rooms option and it costs QAR 4,302.85


When do I have to book a budget motel accommodation?


Rooms must be booked at least 48 hours before arrival.


All people on the same booking must be on the same arrival flight, and must book the same room type.

 

1. Obtain an  “Exceptional Entry Permit.”

 

  • Visit this link: https://portal.www.gov.qa/wps/portal/qsports/home

  • Create a new account

  • Fill out the required details

  • Submit the required attachments

  • Enter your email correctly to receive approval on your application

  • Print permit and keep copy of it and a copy of quarantine undertaking to be presented to airport officials.

2. Book for a budget motel accommodation (Mandatory Quarantine Package)

  • This option is for: Domestic staff, company sponsored, and other workers

  • Once you received an approval to enter Qatar, check-out Discover Qatar’s website: https://www.discoverqatar.qa/welcome-home/

  • Choose the: 14 night quarantine packages for domestic staff, company sponsored and other workers in shared motel accommodation

  • Read the terms before booking

 

This is a sample booking for August 4, 2020 since prior dates are no longer available:


What are included in the budget motel package?

  • 14 nights accommodation at the Mekaines Motel in Alsheehaniya, Mekaines area along SalwaRoad, Street 161, Zone 82, Qatar

  • Meals on Full Board basis (breakfast, lunch and evening meal)

  • Shower with hot and cold water, amenities and a kettle

  • Mandatory transfer from the airport to your accommodation

*Fully refundable insurance premium, QAR 700 per person in shared accommodation, QAR 1400 for single accommodation. The insurance premium can also be retained to cover any damages to the room. 


What is the cheapest cost of a budget motel for only one person?


It shows QAR 2,168.85 (for Male and Female Shared Accommodations)

Average price per person per night: QAR 154.92


  1. Process the payment online

  • Enter passenger and contact details

 

  • Pay online and tick the Terms & Conditions boxes
  • Full payment for the whole booking must be made in advance via electronic payment

 

  • Print your quarantine package booking confirmation. (a hard or soft copy of the reservation must be submitted in one of the hotels approved for the quarantine, you also need to have this upon arrival at the airport

GROUP BOOKING

 

I am an employer, how do I make a group booking for employees?


You are able to make a group booking on behalf of employees. If you need to make a booking for 10 people or more, you will need to call +974 5550 2246 or email holidays@qatarairways.com.qa.


To make a group booking, you will need to provide the following details for each individual on the booking:

  • Company Name

  • Lead person booking, with email address and phone number

  • Lead person travelling, with email address and phone number

  • Number of individuals, and full names as per their passport

  • Flight details for all individuals including flight number and arrival time

  • Gender, nationality, religion and any dietary requirements for all individuals

  • An additional insurance premium will be required in case of any extension to the quarantine period. This amount will be calculated at QAR 700 per person in shared accommodation, QAR 1400 for single accommodation, paid for 20% of the individuals on the booking (at the higher rate if there is a mix of shared and single rooms). If this is not used, it will be repaid in full. The insurance premium can also be retained to cover any damages to the room.

  • Full payment for the whole booking must be made in advance.

So, whether you will return to Qatar alone or in a group, you have to avail of the budget motel accommodation for Domestic staff, company sponsored, and other workers to spend lesser or you can also find some cheaper finds from  7 night self-funded quarantine packages in 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation which you can book from here: https://www.qatarairwaysholidays.com/qa-en/welcome-home-7-night-booking/overview

Please check the above booking site from time to time to search for more affordable packages.

 

So, now you are ready to return to Qatar on a low budget!

Source: Discover Qatar

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