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About this app

EHTERAZ is the official contact tracing application for the State of Qatar and is owned, operated, and approved by the Ministry of Public Health.
ETHERAZ aims to protect and safeguard the health of citizens, residents, and visitors in the State of Qatar to support the national effort in preventing and reducing the spread of COVID-19.
ETHERAZ has been developed to:
1) Provide alerts or notifications when members of the public are exposed to a suspected, infected, or confined person through prompt, accurate, digital contact tracing.
2) Provide a visual QR code showing infection and/or vaccine status (when available) to other individuals for safe interaction with the wider community.
3) Identify locations with high infection rates in order for the relevant authorities to provide prompt action to prevent further spread and higher risk exposure to members of the public.
4) Provide official announcements on health, social distancing, containment efforts, and up to date COVID-19 statistics.
The Ministry of Public Health wants all users of the application to feel safe when using ETHERAZ and is committed to maintaining each individual’s privacy and confidentiality by using only the necessary minimum amount of information, personal data, and device permissions required to function and protect the citizens and residents of the State of Qatar.
EHTERAZ requires permission to use:
• Bluetooth signals for the exchange of anonymized IDs with devices in close proximity that also have EHTERAZ installed. This information is used for contact tracing to alert individuals who are at risk of infection.
• Background location services to always know where the device is, in order to better identify areas with a high infection rate and take prompt action to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Permission to write to the file system - required to allow storage of a small, encrypted file which holds a unique ID, QR code, infection status, configuration parameters, and proximity data of other devices using the Application
• Local device storage when not connected to the internet to hold contact and location information until the user is back online.
ETHERAZ is for the benefit of all of us. Working together we can keep our neighbors, our colleagues, our friends, and our families safe.

Contact Tracing in EHTERAZ APP

When two registered users come within Bluetooth range of each other, their EHTERAZ Apps will automatically exchange anonymized ID with devices in close proximity. This information is used for contact tracing to alert individuals who are at risk of infection.
Updated on
Sep 5, 2022

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Ratings and reviews

58.8K reviews
Sara Lydia Coleman Campbell
June 8, 2020
EDIT: once I turned my VPN off, it was able to send the password and work. Still unhappy with it being a mandatory app however. Have tried multiple times over the past couple of weeks, always says error requesting OTP. Emailed customer service and their mailbox is full, no longer accepting emails. If an app is going to be mandatory and if we will be refused entry to stores without it activated, they need to fix it.
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Zeping Lin
May 23, 2020
Extremely poorly developed app. The amount of permission controls required just to allow the app to run makes my device a vulnerability to hacks. There is really no reason for bluetooth to always be on when location information is allowed. It should not have the permission to modify my contents on my phone. Also why does it need to make calls on my phone. A lot of these issues and vulnerabilities needs to be addressed.
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Emad Iqbal
May 19, 2020
Whenever it asks for permission to access my data, and I deny, it crashes, making the app ineffective and useless. It only works if I grant permission, and the permission includes: 1) Access to all pictures, media and files 2) The ability to make and manage phone calls 3) Your location at all times I will not give the app these permissions without any justification. Please amend this issue. Do not download unknowingly, email the Ministry of Interior for guidance and clarification.
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Ministry Of Interior - Qatar
May 19, 2020
This permission required to check the rooted or jailbreaken device for your security . We are doing enhancement so always update the application