Doha (Agencies): Qatar on Monday announced that it was temporarily banning the entry of passengers from 14 countries due to concerns over coronavirus epidemic, an official notification said.
The ban covers Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria and Thailand.
According to a statement from Pakistani embassy in Doha, the ban applies to visit visas, family visas, and iqama holders uniformly.
The statement added the embassy was in contact with Qatar’s foreign office and will apprise Pakistani nationals about any development. The embassy also advised passengers to avoid travel from Pakistan to Qatar, adding that a new announcement from the Qatari government should be awaited.
It also said that the situation regarding the Qatar Airways and PIA flights will be clarified soon.