Several Middle Eastern countries have dissolved their diplomatic relationships with Qatar and have imposed entry, residency and transit bans for all Qatari nationals. Moreover, these countries have withdrawn their diplomatic staff from Qatar. Land, airspace and marine borders with Qatar have been closed.
The countries who have undertaken this action against Qatar are: Bahrain; Egypt; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen; Libya, the Maldives, Mauritius, Mauritania, Comoros, and Senegal.
The following details highlight the impact of this collective action –
- Qatari nationals will be denied entry, transit and residency through Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE.
- Qatari diplomatic staff in UAE were required to leave within 48 hours of the announcement of this action and Qatari nationals had to leave within the following 14 days
- Bahraini and UAE authorities have banned their nationals from travelling, transiting or residing in Qatar
The relationship between Kuwait, Oman and Qatar currently remains unchanged.