17:50 GMT03 August 2020
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    The announced travel policies come as the third phase of the four-phase plan of gradually lifting restrictions imposed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    Qatari citizens and permanent residency holders will be allowed to travel outside the country and return at any time, beginning on 1 August, the Government Communications Office said in a statement on Tuesday.

    Travellers arriving from "low-risk countries" will be required to take a COVID-19 test and sign a formal pledge to hold a home quarantine for a week, and then take a test again.

    The Ministry of Public Health also issued a list of categories that are required to hold a week home quarantine upon arrival, which includes seniors, people with lung problems and chronicle diseases and pregnant women.

    As of today, Qatar has registered a total of 107,430 coronavirus cases, at least 160 people have died from the disease, the Johns Hopkins Univesity count shows.

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