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Updated January 2023

With the World Cup reaching its conclusion, the Qatari authorities have reinstated visa-on-arrival and visa-free entry for travellers from eligible countries. While there has yet to be a formal announcement regarding the re-issuance of Qatar’s standard visas, Hayya card holders are still permitted to stay in the country until 23 January 2023.

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Furthermore, travellers from India, Pakistan and Thailand can also obtain a free visa on arrival in Qatar, provided they meet some additional requirements. Keep reading to find out more about Qatar’s new visa rules for the year 2023.

Qatar new visa rules 2023

The following are some of the new visa rules developed in Qatar for the year 2023:

Qatar new visa on arrival rules

Effective 23 December, Qatar’s visa-on-arrival program has been reinstated to replace the Hayya card requirements. Visa-on-arrival is now available to travellers from 95 countries allowing tourists to travel to Qatar and take advantage of the amiable atmosphere that makes the country such a highly sought-after destination.

Please note that holders of Hayya cards are still given permission to stay until 23 January 2023.

Qatar new visa rules for Indians, Pakistanis & Thais

Travellers from India, Pakistan and Thailand can also obtain a free visa on arrival in Qatar for a maximum stay of 30 days, provided they meet some additional requirements, including

  • Valid passport for at least six months
  • Confirmed return tickets
  • Confirmed hotel reservation through the Discover Qatar website only. Please note that hotel reservations from other websites will not be accepted.

For more details regarding the Qatar visa on arrival, visit our article on Qatar Visa on Arrival 2023: Which Countries Are Eligible for Qatar Visa on Arrival?

Qatar Visa on Arrival 2023: Which Countries are Eligible for Qatar Visa on Arrival?

 

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