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Updated January 2023

The preventive precautions in Qatar have now been relaxed as the degree of COVID-19 infections has decreased over the past year. Understandably, many tourists are seeking to feast on the magnificent and marvellous culture and landscape of Qatar now that the Covid-19 preventative measures have been lifted.

In such a case, eligible visitors from a wide range of nations who qualify for a Qatar visa waiver can now enter Qatar without a visa.

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

180 days visa waiver

This waiver will be valid for 180 days from the date of issuance for nationals of the nations listed below, and it will allow its holders to stay in Qatar for up to 90 days on a single visit or on multiple visits.

  1. Antigua and Barbuda
  2. Argentina
  3. Austria
  4. Bahamas
  5. Belgium
  6. Bulgaria
  7. Croatia
  8. Cyprus
  9. Czech Republic
  10. Denmark
  11. Dominican Republic
  12. Estonia
  13. Finland
  14. France
  15. Germany
  16. Greece
  17. Holland
  18. Hungary
  19. Iceland
  20. Italy
  21. Latvia
  22. Liechtenstein
  23. Lithuania
  24. Luxembourg
  25. Malaysia
  26. Malta
  27. Netherlands
  28. Norway
  29. Poland
  30. Portugal
  31. Romania
  32. Serbia
  33. Seychelles
  34. Slovakia
  35. Slovenia
  36. Spain
  37. Sweden
  38. Switzerland
  39. Turkey
  40. Ukraine

30 days visa waiver

The waiver will be valid for 30 days from the date of issuance for citizens of the countries listed below and enables its holder to stay in Qatar for up to 30 days, either on a single visit or on multiple visits. An extension of more 30 days are available for this visa waiver.

  1.  Andorra
  2. Australia
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Belarus
  5. Bolivia
  6. Brazil
  7. Brunei
  8. Canada
  9. Chile
  10. China
  11. Colombia
  12. Costa Rica
  13. Cuba
  14. Ecuador
  15. Falkland Islands
  16. French Guiana
  17. Georgia
  18. Guyana
  19. Hong Kong, China
  20. India
  21. Indonesia
  22. Iran
  23. Ireland
  24. Japan
  25. Kazakhstan
  26. Lebanon
  27. Macau
  28. Macedonia
  29. Maldives
  30. Mauritius
  31. Mexico
  32. Moldova
  33. Monaco
  34. Montenegro
  35. New Zealand
  36. Pakistan
  37. Panama
  38. Paraguay
  39. Peru
  40. Russia
  41. Rwanda
  42. San Marino
  43. Singapore
  44. South Africa
  45. South Korea
  46. Suriname
  47. Thailand
  48. United Kingdom
  49. United States
  50. Uruguay
  51. Vatican City
  52. Venezuela

Qatar visa-free requirements for Indian citizens

Citizens of India can obtain their Qatar visa waiver for 30 days and an extension of 30 days with the following requirements:

  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months
  • Return/onward ticket must be confirmed
  • Hotel bookings made on Discover Qatar for the duration of the stay

Qatar visa-free requirements for Pakistani citizens

Citizens of Pakistan can obtain their Qatar visa waiver for 30 days and an extension of 30 days with the following requirements:

  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months
  • Return ticket must be confirmed
  • Hotel bookings made on Discover Qatar for the duration of the stay
  • Those coming directly from Pakistan should present a certificate of vaccination against polio

Pre-arrival Covid test and quarantine requirements

Starting from 3 January 2023 at 6 PM, all visitors coming from China are required to submit a negative Covid-19 PCR test result that was taken a maximum of 48 hours prior to departure. This new requirement was announced by the Qatar authority as a response to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in China.

For travellers other than from China, presenting a negative PCR test or RAT result upon entering Qatar will NO longer be required, and the requirement for showing Covid-19 status on the Etheraz app has also been dropped. However, travellers must still show the app before entering a healthcare facility.

Furthermore, as World Cup has reached its end, visitors worldwide can now apply for a visa on arrival. However, Hayya card holders are still permitted to stay in the country until 23 January 2023.

To learn more about the Hayya Card, you can check out our dedicated article below:

Hayya Card: What to Know About the Permit for Qatar World Cup 2022

 

 

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