On the press conference that was held 08.06.2020 in Qatar, headed by Lolwah Rashid Al-Khater, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, raised the topic regarding measures to prevent spread of Covid-19. The main goal was to establish the exact set of actions to ease the regime of quarantine. Lolwah Rashid Al-Khater pointed out that it will be done in four phases. As mentioned, the first phase will start from 15.06.2020 leading seamlessly to the second phase from 01.07.2020. The third phase will start from 01.08.2020 and the fourth stage - from 01.09.2020. The representative highlighted that limitations can be applied if violation of new policy will be committed.
Referring to The Peninsula: Qatar daily newspaper. The first phase that will begin on 15.06.2020 allow trips “outside Qatar in cases of extreme necessity and everyone who returns to Doha will be subjected to hotel quarantine on their personal expense for two weeks”.
In turn, in the second phase that will take place 01.07.2020 no action will be taken regarding renewing the long-distance flight.
The third phase that will start from 01.08.2020 allows airlines renew the inbound flights “for priority passengers like returning residents”.
The re-launch of long-distance flights according to WHO guidelines will take place on the fourth phase 01.09.2020. It should be mentioned that Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Mr. Akbar Al Baker told that “Qatar Airways has implemented industry-leading hygiene practices and commercial policies enabling our passengers to book and travel with confidence”. Despite on statement mentioned above, Will Horton Senior, Contributor of Aerospace & Defense, pointed out that “Destinations planned to be operating by the end of June subject to regulatory approval”
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