Qatar Airways Introduces New Range of ‘Travel Bubble Holidays’
Qatar Airways has introduced a new and exclusive range of ‘Travel Bubble Holidays’; Qatar’s very first ‘Safe Travel Bubble’ which has now been established between Qatar and the Maldives.
According to the airline, the offers are available to anyone who is currently living in Qatar, including Qatari Nationals, their traveling companions, and QID holders, with the packages being designed in a way that ensures everyone traveling will have tested negative for Covid-19.
The packages provide passengers with return air travel, meals, and return transfers by sea to the selected resort for bookings made above a minimum stay of 5 nights. All hotels included in the promotion have been carefully selected with the highest standards in hygiene and safety, mandated by the government of the Maldives and outlined in The Maldives Health Protection Agency Guidelines.
All passengers will be required to undertake a rapid response test at the airport and show a negative PCR test for Covid-19 taken no more than 72 hours prior to boarding the flight from Doha to Male and prior to arriving at the resorts all passengers must submit 2 negative Covid-19 tests that have been taken within 72 hours.
On return to Doha, all passengers will receive an additional rapid PCR test for Covid-19 on arrival at Hamad International Airport (HIA) and will be able to proceed without quarantine or self-isolation after a negative test result is confirmed. In addition, all passengers will need to complete a declaration form which must be presented for both the outbound and the return flight before they will be allowed to board the flight.
Qatar Airways have implemented new procedures throughout the journey of all its passengers, from check-in to arrival, to ensure that safety and hygiene measures are of the highest possible standard.
Qatar Airways’ onboard safety measures for passengers and cabin crew include the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for cabin crew and a complimentary protective kit and disposable face shields for passengers. Business Class passengers on aircraft equipped with Qsuite can enjoy the enhanced privacy this award-winning business seat provides, including sliding privacy partitions and the option to use a ‘Do Not Disturb (DND)’ indicator. Qsuite is available on flights to more than 30 destinations including Frankfurt, Singapore, London, and New York.
Qatar Airways’ home and hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), has implemented stringent cleaning procedures and applied social distancing measures throughout its terminals. It is the first entity in the world to achieve independent verification from BSI (British Standards Institution) for its implementation of COVID-19 ICAO Aviation Health Safety Protocols.
The verification was conducted following successful audits for Compliance to International Civil Aviation Organisation Civil Aviation Recovery Taskforce ICAO CART. This important achievement marks the State of Qatar as the first country in the world to be verified by BSI for its COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol Implementation.