Qatar Waives Entry Visa Requirements for Citizens of 80 Countries
Qatar considering further enhancements to visa policy, including waiver for holders of visa/resident permit for GCC and Schengen countries, as well as UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand
Qatar’s Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways today announced that Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, effective immediately.
Citizens of those countries wishing to visit Qatar will no longer need to apply or pay for a visa; instead, a multi-entry waiver will be issued free-of-charge at the port of entry, upon presentation of a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket.
Depending on the nationality of the visitor, the waiver will either be valid for 180 days, from the date of issue, and allow the visitor to spend a total of 90 days in Qatar (multiple-entry waiver); or it will be valid for 30 days from the date of issue and entitle the visitor to spend up to 30 days in Qatar with the possibility of applying for an extension of the waiver for an additional 30 days (multiple-entry waiver).
Entry to Qatar is approved at the sole discretion of Qatar’s Ministry of Interior.
A) Nationals of the following 33 countries will not require prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival in Qatar. 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, during either a single trip or on multiple trips.
1. Austria 2. Bahamas 3. Belgium 4. Bulgaria 5. Croatia 6. Cyprus 7. Czech Republic 8. Denmark 9. Estonia 10. Finland 11. France 12. Germany 13. Greece 14. Hungary 15. Iceland 16. Italy 17. Latvia
18. Liechtenstein 19. Lithuania 20. Luxembourg 21. Malta 22. Netherlands 23. Norway 24. Poland 25. Portugal 26. Romania 27. Seychelles 28. Slovakia 29. Slovenia 30. Spain 31. Sweden 32. Switzerland 33. Turkey
B) Nationals of the following 47 countries will not require prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival in Qatar. 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, during either a single trip or on multiple trips. This waiver may be extended for a further 30 days.
1. Andorra 2. Argentina 3. Australia 4. Belarus 5. Bolivia 6. Brazil 7. Brunei 8. Canada 9. Chile 10. China 11. Colombia 12. Ecuador 13. Panama 14. Costa Rica 15. Georgia 16. Guyana 17. Hong Kong 18. India 19. Indonesia 20. Ireland 21. Japan 22. Kazakhstan 23. Lebanon 24. Azerbaijan
25. Macedonia 26. Malaysia 27. Maldives 28. Mexico 29. Moldova 30. Monaco 31. New Zealand 32. Paraguay 33. Peru 34. Russia 35. San Marino 36. Singapore 37. South Africa 38. South Korea 39. Suriname 40. Cuba 41. Thailand 42. Ukraine 43. United Kingdom 44. United States 45. Uruguay 46. Vatican City 47.Venezuela
For further information please contact your CWT office.