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Updated 23 September 2022

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: Effective 1 November 2022, the authorities in Qatar have announced the suspension of entry for visitors into the country until 23 December 2022. Only Hayya Card holders, Qatari citizens, residents and GCC citizens holding a Qatari ID card, holders of personal visas, work entry permits, and approved humanitarian cases will be allowed entry during this period. 

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 the extension of 30 days with the following requirements:

  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months
  • Return ticket must be confirmed
  • The arriving passenger must possess a minimum cash amount of USD 1400 or a valid credit card, same applied for an entire family
  • Hotel quarantine booking for the number of days advised based on the latest travel advisory if arriving from India
  • Hotel bookings made on Discover Qatar for the duration of the stay
  • Must be fully vaccinated with vaccines approved by the Ministry of Public Health and have completed a period of 14 days after the last dose
  • Must have a certificate confirming negative PCR test completed during the 72 hours from the time of arrival
  • Must have an electronic registration completed on the Ehteraz platform (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) to obtain the approval of the Ministry of Public Health before travelling

Note: Passengers who have not received both doses of the vaccine 14 days prior to arrival will not be allowed to enter the State of Qatar.

Qatar visa-free requirements for Pakistani citizens

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

  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months
  • Return ticket must be confirmed
  • Hotel quarantine booking for the number of days advised based on the latest travel advisory
  • Hotel bookings made on Discover Qatar for the duration of the stay
  • The passenger must have a valid credit card
  • Must have a certificate confirming negative PCR test completed during the 72 hours from the time of arrival
  • Those coming directly from Pakistan should present a certificate of vaccination against polio
  • The duration of the visa can be extended only after confirming the return ticket

 

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