Recently isolated by its neighbors and in full diplomatic crisis, Qatar wants to stimulate tourism as well as air transport. For this reason, citizens of 80 countries enjoy immediate visa exemption from visiting Qatar.
Visiting Qatar without a visa
A passport with a validity period of at least 6 months and a return ticket to get the right to enter Qatar must be presented on arrival in Qatari.
For Hassan Al Ibrahim, Director of Tourism Development "facilitating entry into the territory of Qatar is a determining factor for the growth of the tourism industry in Qatar. With this announcement, we are already in the process of writing the new chapter of Qatar's tourism strategy by 2030. With our partners in the public and private sectors, we wanted to establish an optimal framework for attracting visitors to Qatar. World by offering the best possible travel experience. There is no doubt that facilitating and accelerating the process of entry to the territory is a determining factor in giving tourists the best possible image of our country. "
This new visa simplification procedure is the decisive element for the tourist development of the country. Qatar is committed to diversifying the country's economy and the details of a new strategy to further involve players in the tourism industry will be announced at the World Tourism Day celebrations to be held on September 27, 2017 in Qatar.
How long can I stay in Qatar?
Depending on the nationality of the traveler, this exemption may be valid for a period of 180 days from the date of entry into the territory and allow the foreign visitor to spend 90 days in Qatar renewable once. Or will be valid for a period of 30 days from the date of entry into the territory, with the possibility of an additional 30 days. The exemption is valid for multiple entries.
What are the 80 countries exempted from visa to get to Qatar ?
The exemption applies mainly to Western nationals and the selection was made on the basis of security as well as economic considerations or the purchasing power of their nationals. For a stay of up to 3 months: Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania , Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. For a stay up to 30 days: South Africa, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Vatican City, Georgia, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, San Marino, Singapore, Suriname, Thailand, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Health insurance remains mandatory
Visa simplification procedures do not call into question the importance of taking out international health insurance. Depending on your country of origin, you will be able to travel to Qatar for a period ranging from 30 days to 180 days.
Hospitalization taken at 100% without deductible