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Qatar Adds the Maldives to COVID-19 ‘Green List’

Travellers enjoying a romantic holiday in the Maldives
The Government of Qatar has added the Maldives to its COVID-19 Green List, giving travellers the advantage to home quarantine upon return.

The Government of Qatar has added the Maldives to its COVID-19 Green List. Upon being added to the list, travellers returning to Qatar from the Maldives can opt for home-quarantine.

Before, travellers had to spend 14-days in a quarantine facility at Qatar upon arrival. However, now that the Maldives is added to the Green List, travellers will only be required to spend a week in quarantine. Likewise, they will re-test for COVID-19 on the 6th day of quarantine.

There are also 10 Rules of Home Quarantine that travellers must adhere to:
  1. ​​Have a suitable housing condition with the availability of your own room and linked bathroom
  2. Sign an undertaking to abide by the rules of home-based quarantine
  3. Watch a short video on the home quarantine measures and read the Home Quarantine Booklet
  4. Apply preventive measures at home to protect others
  5. Have a swab test on day 6 after your arrival back to Doha at one of the PHCC healthcare centres
  6. Answer the phone calls from the public health team during your home quarantine
  7. Agree to receive a visit from the public health team every 2 to 3 days
  8. Inform the public health team if you develop any symptoms (fever, cough, body aches, change in taste or smell)
  9. Download the Ehteraz app
  10. Should not receive visitors while under home quarantine

Qatar is one of the emerging tourist source markets to the Maldives. So, this decision to include the Maldives in the Green List will further increase tourist arrivals from Qatar. The flag carrier of Qatar, Qatar Airways was also the first airline to resume operations to the Maldives upon the border reopening on 15th July 2020.

In addition to this, the United Kingdom has also added the Maldives to its Travel Corridors List. Britain lifted restrictions on the Maldives, allowing holidaymakers to travel to the Maldives without the need to self-isolate on arrival back to the United Kingdom.

Feature image by Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa
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Siyam World Hosts Summer Football Camp With Spanish Goalkeeper Star Player José Manuel Pepe Reina Páez

Get ready to kick it up a notch as Siyam World Maldives gears up for an epic summer football camp. This camp is hosted by none other than Spanish football sensation, José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez. Guests can join in on the fun from June 23rd to 26th, 2024. Building on its tradition of hosting world-class football camps and following the success of its spring series featuring international legends and star players, this event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Pepe Reina is set to bring his A-game to Siyam World for an unforgettable football experience. The trill can be experienced at its premier sports complex and full-size soccer pitch – The World Sports Arena. The three-day summer football camp in June runs from 16:30 – 18:00 hrs. This camp also offers participants the chance to receive personalized coaching from the star goalkeeper himself. Along with a series of skill-building drills, friendly matches, and fun football-related activities, this camp is designed to inspire and excite football enthusiasts of all ages. Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 12 will seize the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game. This includes everything from tactics to technical skills. This unique experience promises to enhance their abilities and provide memories that will last a lifetime.

José Manuel “Pepe” Reina Páez is a Spanish professional footballer renowned for his exceptional skills as a goalkeeper. He is also known for his dedication to nurturing young talent. With a career spanning La Liga and beyond, Pepe Reina brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the game.

Our goal is to inspire our young guests to dream big. Seeing a legend or a star player in person can help these youngsters realize that making their dreams a reality is possible, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

Legendary Line-Ups at Siyam World

But that’s not all! Siyam World is no stranger to hosting football legends and star players. Earlier this year, the resort scored big with a legendary line-up featuring Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.  These stars led unforgettable spring football camps. Guests had the chance to hone their skills on our impressive sports complex and soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. With this, guests were able to soak up world-class coaching and immersive experiences as well. 

Furthermore, Siyam World has also had the pleasure of hosting several other football legends and star players recently. This includes players such as EstebanCuchu” Cambiasso, Carlos Puyol, Marco Materazzi, and Robert Pirès. Joining them were players like Harvey Elliott, Kostas Tsimikas, Juan Sebastián Verón, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Nicola Ventola, Bobo Vieri, and Jay Jay Okocha.

Now, it’s time to keep the momentum going with “Pepe Reina” leading the charge. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with one of football’s greatest. And now, you can do that at one of the most beautiful locations in the world!

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