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List of repatriation flights to India from Doha for the ongoing Phase-2: 9th to 19th June 2020

List of repatriation flights to India from Doha for the ongoing Phase-2: 09-June to 19-June 2020

Embassy of India Doha in a recent tweet shared a list of flights scheduled to leave Doha to various Indian cities for the ongoing phase-2 from 9th June to 19th June 2020. Flights from Doha to Mumbai, Delhi, Trichy, Lucknow, Madurai, Kannur, Kochi, Trivandrum and Kozhikode are scheduled between 09th June to 17th June 2020.

Under the Vande Bharat Mission, Indians in Qatar are being repatriated back to India. Phase-2 of repatriation is in progress and as on today 4th of June 2020, 19 flights from Doha has left to India carrying 3155 passengers from Qatar, plus  87 infants.

The third phase of Vande Bharat Mission is set to commence by mid of June and will be carried out until 30th of June 2020. So far under the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) repatriation process which started on 7th of May 2020, 213 flights has brought back around 50000 stranded Indians.

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Qatar eases some COVID-19 restrictions | Permitted working hours extended | 4 people allowed in a vehicle

Qatar eases some COVID-19 restrictions | Permitted working hours extended | 4 people allowed in a vehicle

His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani chaired the 22nd Cabinet meeting on 3rd June (Today) through video conferencing. During the meeting, Cabinet affirms the continuation of the precautionary measures taken to combat the epidemic. Following decisions have been taken during,

Permitted Working Hours: Effective from 4th of June (Thursday), permitted working hours for commercial and service activities will be from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm (Sunday to Thursday) with the exception of following activities

Outlets selling food products, consumer goods and subsidised supplies (hypermarkets, supermarkets and groceries) and shops selling fruits and vegetables.

  • Pharmacies
  • Factories
  • Companies delivering orders through electronic apps
  • Petroleum Stations and Car services
  • Car Maintenance workshops affiliated with agencies
  • Companies operating in the hospitality sector
  • Telecommunications companies
  • Maintenance Companies (electricity, plumbing and electronic services)
  • Restaurants, Cafeterias and Cafe’s (Coffee Shops) that are allowed to deliver or hand over orders to customers outside the business place. However, restaurants and cafe’s located in malls are exempt from this decision, and are only allowed to process delivery orders. These outlets are prohibited from handing over orders to customers inside the premises
  • Logistics services companies and freight firms operating in ports, airports and customs services.
  • Contracting and Engineering companies (allowed to operate in constriction sites along with affiliated engineering offices)

Number of people in a vehicle: Cabinet increased the minimum number of people allowed in a vehicle from two to four (including the driver). Families are exempted from this decision.

Bus Transportation: The decision to reduce the number of people transported by buses to half the capacity will continue.

Cabinet agrees on a draft law that amends some provisions of law no. 14 of 2004, which comes in the framework of Qatar’s commitment to increase regulation of health requirements and specifications for workers’ housing, and to enhance the protections for workers’ financial rights.

Cabinet approved a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for joint cooperation in the field of health between the government of the State of Qatar and the government of Ethiopia

Cabinet approved a multilateral Memorandum of Understanding on consultation and exchanging information between regulatory bodies of financial markets in Arab countries who are members of the Union of Arab Securities Authorities.

Source: Qatar News Agency & MoCI


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Fuel prices in Qatar – QP announces Gasoline and Diesel prices for June 2020

Fuel prices in Qatar – QP announces Gasoline and Diesel prices for June 2020

Qatar Petroleum announces Gasoline and Diesel prices in Qatar for June 2020 which shows there is no change in Premium and Super Gasoline from May 2020 prices. 

According to the new price announced by QP,

  • Premium Gasoline cost QAR 1.00 per litre
  • Super Gasoline cost QAR 1.05 per litre. May and June 2020 prices remains the same.
  • Diesel can be purchased at QAR 1.05 per litre.

Source: QP


  • 16000 will also continue to provide a 24/7 call centre service for all enquiries in relation to the COVID-19. 
  • Covid-19 helpline numbers of Indian Embassy Doha – 55647502 and 55667569 | Queries will be answered only by WhatsApp / SMS. Do not to communicate on these numbers for repatriation and consular service related queries.

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Government offices reopens on 31st May after Eid Al-Fitr holidays from 7 am to 1 pm: 20% of employees at offices & 80% to work remotely

Government offices reopens on 31st May after Eid Al-Fitr holidays from 7 am to 1 pm: 20% of employees at offices & 80% to work remotely

Government offices in Qatar are scheduled to reopen from 31st May 2020, Sunday after Eid Al-Fitr holidays. As tweeted by ADLSAQa, starting from Sunday 31/05/2020 working hours in the Government sector offices will be from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.

As a part of preventive and precautionary measures to fight against the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19, government offices will adhere to the decision to have 20% of total employees in the offices and the other 80% employees to work remotely from home.

Qatar has taken many measures to fights against the spread of deadly coronavirus, COVID-19. It includes,

Effective from May 22 until further notice it has been made compulsory for all citizens and residents are obligated to install the EHTERAZ app on smartphones when leaving the house for any reason.

Source: QNA / ADLSAQa


  • 16000 will also continue to provide a 24/7 call centre service for all enquiries in relation to the COVID-19. 
  • Covid-19 helpline numbers of Indian Embassy Doha – 55647502 and 55667569 | Queries will be answered only by WhatsApp / SMS. Do not to communicate on these numbers for repatriation and consular service related queries.

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Covid-19 helpline numbers of Indian Embassy Doha – Do not communicate on this for repatriation related queries

Covid-19 helpline numbers of Indian Embassy Doha – Do not communicate on this for repatriation related queries

Embassy of India Doha tweeted an update on its official twitter handle regarding Covid-19 helpline numbers of Indian Embassy. It has announced that, Indian Embassy will have two mobile numbers (55647502 and 55667569) exclusively for Covid-19 helpline. Queries will be answered only by WhatsApp / SMS.

The Embassy informed that these 2 Covid-19 helpline numbers are meant only for providing food and medical assitance. Also requested not to communicate on these numbers for repatriation and consular service related queries.

Source Credit: IndEmbDoha


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Indian ambassador to Qatar H.E. Mr. P. Kumaran has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Singapore

Indian ambassador to Qatar H.E. Mr. P. Kumaran has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Singapore

Embassy of India Doha on its official twitter handle today tweeted that, Indian Ambassador to Qatar Shri Periasamy Kumaran has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Singapore. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.

Indian Ambassador HE P Kumaran, took charge in 2016 and has proved to a popular envoy among the Indians in Qatar.

QatarIndians.com team wishing him all the best for his new assignment and sure he will be missed by the Indian community in Qatar.

The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India has appointed new ambassador to Qatar. In a statement published on their website Indian Ministry of External Affairs said that Dr. Deepak Mittal will be the new envoy to Qatar and he is expected to take charge in few weeks.

Source Credit: IndEmbDoha (Image Source: @IndianEmbassyQatar)


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List of repatriation flights to India from Doha for the ongoing Phase-2: 29-May to 04-June 2020

List of repatriation flights to India from Doha for the ongoing Phase-2: 29-May to 04-June 2020

Embassy of India Doha in a recent tweet shared a list of flights scheduled to leave Doha to various Indian cities for the ongoing phase-2. Flights to Kannur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Srinagar / Amristar, Chennai, Thiruvanathapuram and Lucknow are scheduled from Doha between 29th May to 4th June 2020.

Under the Vande Bharat Mission, Indians living abroad are being repatriated back from many countries including Qatar. Phase-2 of repatriation is in progress and as on 25th May 2020, 9 flights from Doha has left to India carrying 1520 passengers from Qatar, plus 45 infants.

On 22-May, Indian Embassy Doha has tweeted a tentative list of destinations approved for the next round of repatriation flights from Qatar after the Eid holidays.

16000 will also continue to provide a 24/7 call centre service for all enquiries in relation to the COVID-19. 

Source Credit: IndEmbDoha


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Register on the Indian Embassy website for repatriation before it is closed | Embassy of India, Doha

Register on the Indian Embassy website for repatriation before it is closed | Embassy of India, Doha

Embassy of India, Doha on a recent tweet urges Indian nationals who wish to register for repatriation before it is closed. Also advises not to send repeated emails to the Indian Embassy without registering through the form available on the Indian Embassy Website (Datasheet to be filled by those seeking repatriation to India)

Indian Embassy tweets, “Please register on the Embassy website for repatriation if you haven’t already done so, before it is closed. Data in the indicated format is required for approval of your request

How Indians in the State of Qatar register for repatriation?

Please visit Indian Embassy website and click on the registration link to submit repatriation request

What all details you need to provide to complete the registration?

  • Choose the destination of your flight (Destination should be within your state)
  • Personal details which includes Age, Gender, Passport Information, Email, Address, Visa Type and Contact number

Choose the reason for requesting repatriation (Choose from one of the below)

  • Medical emergency/Terminal illness
  • Death of a Family Member in India
  • Deportation by Foreign government
  • Migrant Worker laid off
  • Expiry of Short-Term Visa
  • Stranded Tourist/Visitor
  • Stranded Students
  • Pregnant Woman
  • Senior Citizen

Also you need to confirm your COVID test status if it is done or choose not done.

Source: @IndEmbDoha

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Tentative destinations for the next round of repatriation flights from Qatar | Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Lucknow & Amritsar

Tentative destinations for the next round of repatriation flights from Qatar | Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Lucknow & Amritsar

The official twitter page of Embassy of India Doha in a recent tweet stated that, Indian Embassy in Qatar have an indicative list of destinations approved for the next round of repatriation flights from Qatar after the Eid holidays.

As per the tweet, destinations approved (indicative) for the next round of repatriation flights from Qatar are Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Lucknow & Amritsar. However, it states that further details are awaited from Delhi.

The Indian government under the Vande Bharat Mission has been bringing back stranded Indians from many countries including Qatar in phases. So far 8 flights carrying 1374 passengers plus 45 infants from Qatar has been repatriated to India.

16000 will also continue to provide a 24/7 call centre service for all enquiries in relation to the COVID-19. 


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Eid Al Fitr 2020 – First day of Eid Al-Fitr in Qatar on Sunday, 24th May 2020 : Awqaf

Eid Al Fitr 2020 – First day of Eid Al-Fitr in Qatar on Sunday, 24th May 2020 : Awqaf

The Crescent Sighting Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has announced that, the first day of Eid Al Fitr will be on Sunday, the 24th of May 2020. May 23rd Saturday will be the last day of Ramadan.

This was announced following a meeting today (Friday, 22nd May 2020) at the headquarters of Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs which was which was headed by its chairman Sheikh Dr Thaqil Al Shammari. It was stated by the Committe that, as the crescent sighting was not confirmed tonight it will be the last day of Ramadan.

On 17th of March, The Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) directed the closure of mosques until the condition of safety and tranquility for the worshipers is met, as part of precautionary measures to limit the spread of coronavirus COVID-19. The decision remains in effect and applies to Eid Al-Fitr for the year 1441 AH.

QatarIndians.com team wishes everyone on this happy occasion of Eid. May Allah bring joy, happiness, peace and prosperity to all of us on this blessed occasion. Eid Mubarak!


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