Qatar's Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways recently announced that Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, effective immediately. These developments come as part of a series of measures that Qatar has taken to facilitate visitor access to the country. Qatar has launched an e-visa platform, www.qatarvisaservice.com through which travelers of all nationalities can apply for tourist and visitor visas with more efficiency and ease.
The below section details the new visa waiver eligibility for citizens of the 80 countries. Entry to Qatar is approved at the sole discretion of Qatar's Ministry of Interior.
Nationals of the 33 countries listed below do 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.
Nationals of the 47 countries listed below do 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 waivermaybeextended for a further 30 days.
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 links airline booking information with the VFS Global system allowing visitors to start the Qatar Tourist Visa application process for the passenger and any accompanying travellers under the same booking.