As Qatar and the world begins to open up, travel restrictions and visa guidelines are frequently altered. All information on the coronavirus in Qatar can be found on Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health website.
**Rules regarding travel and visas were updated on March 16, 2022. Please see the MOPH website for more details. Please note that the downloading of the Ehteraz mobile phone app is required for entry into Qatar for all visitors. Travel regulations and policies are subject to change without notice. More information on entry into Qatar can be found on the Qatar Tourism website.
Please note that countries categorized as RED on the Ministry of Public Health’s level of COVID-19 risk will require a hotel quarantine. Travel requirements may differ based on the country of origin and the vaccination administered.
The Ministry of Public Health has the right to conduct random PCR tests for travelers upon arrival into Qatar.
Nationals of more than 95 countries are eligible for visa-free entry into the State of Qatar, with varying allowable lengths of stay. Nationals of the eligible countries do not require any prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival to Qatar, upon presentation of a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket.
For nationals of the countries listed below, the waiver will be valid for 180 days from the date of issuance and entitle its holder to spend up to 90 days in Qatar, either during a single trip or on multiple trips.
|Antigua and Barbuda||Austria||Bahamas||Belgium||Bulgaria||Croatia|
|Cyprus||Czech Republic||Denmark||Dominican Republic||Estonia||Finland|
For nationals of the countries listed below, the waiver will be valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and entitle its holder to spend up to 30 days in Qatar, either during a single trip or on multiple trips. This waiver may be extended for a further 30 days.
|Costa Rica||Cuba||Ecuador||Georgia||Guyana||Hong Kong|
|South Africa||South Korea||Suriname||Thailand||Ukraine||United Kingdom|
|United States||Uruguay||Vatican City||Venezuela|
Similar to the 46 countries listed above, nationals of Pakistan can enter Qatar visa-free and spend up to 30 days in Qatar, during a single or multiple trips, with an option to extend for another 30 days, if the following terms and conditions are met.
• Passport must be valid for at least 6 months
• Return ticket must be confirmed
• Hotel booking confirmation for duration of the stay must be presented
• The passenger must have a valid credit card
• Those coming directly from Pakistan should present a certificate of vaccination against polio
• The duration of the visa can be extended only after confirming the return ticket
Individuals not eligible for visa-free entry or ETA can apply for a Tourist Visa online. Visitors to Qatar travelling on board any airline may apply for a Tourist Visa through the Qatar Visa Service. The cost of the Qatar Tourist Visa is QAR 100. Tourist Visa holders are allowed to stay in Qatar for up to 30 days on a single trip.
To submit a request for a Qatar Tourist Visa, visitors are required to:
• complete an online form
• upload required documents (including passport scans & personal photographs)
• provide an airline booking reservation
• make an online payment using a valid Visa or Mastercard
Once the application is complete, visitors will be contacted via e-mail with a response to their visa application**.
Note: visitors travelling to Qatar with Qatar Airways, may select ‘Apply for a visa’ after logging in to ‘My Trips’ on the airline’s website. This automatically directs them to the Qatar Visa Service website, where they can start the Qatar Tourist Visa application process for themselves and any accompanying travelers under the same booking.
Residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries who hold positions in approved professions and those accompanying them may obtain a GCC Resident Visit Visa on arrival in Qatar. This single-entry visa, which can be obtained for a fee of QAR 100, payable by Visa or Mastercard, is valid for 30 days and may be renewed for an additional three months. Visitors wishing to avail of this visa scheme may be asked to present official documentation stating their profession upon entry to Qatar.
Nationals of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates) do not require a visa to enter Qatar.