Government Communications Office statement on closure of in-person money exchange locations

25 March 2020

The Government of the State of Qatar announced the temporary closure of in-person money exchange and transfer service offices in Qatar starting, effective 26 March.

This is part of wider measures introduced by the Government to close non-essential shops and public spaces to tackle the COVID-19 virus. The most important thing that the people of Qatar can do to contain the spread of the virus is to reduce day-to-day contact with other people.

Throughout the period of closure, money can be transferred through online exchange services, mobile applications and Ooredoo Money. All services allow users to transfer money abroad instantly either online or through their phone.

Full guidance on how to access and use these alternative services will be made available in multiple languages across multiple sites and channels in Qatar.