Huge news! Citizens of 80 countries can now enter Qatar visa-free

Huge news! Citizens of 80 countries can now enter Qatar visa-free

QLReporter
By QLReporter

In a major new initiative, Qatar has made entry into the country a visa-free experience for people belonging to 80 nations, reported The Peninsula.

The initiative, which is effective immediately, makes Qatar one of the most open countries in the region and is expected to boost tourism in a big way.

The countries that will benefit from the move includes the UK, USA, Canada, India, South Africa, Seychelles, Australia and New Zealand.

Citizens from the 80 countries wishing to visit Qatar will not need to apply or pay for a visa. Instead, a multi-entry waiver will be issued free-of-charge at the port of entry, upon presentation of a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket, according to Visit Qatar.

Depending on the nationality of the visitor, the waiver will either be valid for 180 days, and allow the visitor to spend a total of 90 days in Qatar (multiple-entry); or it will be valid for 30 days and entitle the visitor to spend up to 30 days in

Qatar (multiple-entry) with the possibility of applying for an extension of the waiver for an additional 30 days.

“With 80 nationalities eligible for a free visa waiver upon arrival, Qatar is now the most open country in the region and we’re delighted to invite visitors to discover our renowned hospitality, cultural heritage and natural treasures,” said Hassan Al Ibrahim, Acting Chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority.

In November 2016, Qatar introduced a free transit visa, which allows passengers of all nationalities transiting in Qatar for a minimum of five hours to stay in Qatar for up to 96 hours (four days).

In May 2017, QTA and Qatar Airways launched +Qatar, a package which includes a free night’s stay in a five or four star hotels in Doha, alongside a complimentary transit visa.

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By aliskadi• 11 Aug 2017 09:38
aliskadi

Surprised that Pakistan was left off, especially since they contribute vastly to Qatar's Defense Department. Also, only one Arab country selected. There's an old saying, if Arab want to progress, they must 1st love Arab Children. This is not a good example!

By Rajesh kumar kumar1• 11 Aug 2017 09:08
Rajesh kumar kumar1

more than 600000 Indians travel UAE every month for work , business and holidays. Qatar opens visa free for Indians ,really good news for Indians. I think more Indians will travel to Qatar . Like most of the East Asian countries made visa arrivals and easy visa for Indian travelers ( Malaysia,Indonesia,Singapore and Vietnam ) more than millions of Indians been travelling those countries . Thanks to Government of Qatar.

By mhayatk• 10 Aug 2017 16:32
mhayatk

successfulman do,nt teasing from back i am Qatar Right now take this suggestion in your asshole

By mhayatk• 10 Aug 2017 16:29
mhayatk

Mufti Mufti Shahid you know about your name meaning by birth bigger take medication timely by cast you are dependable on GCC and by birth salve .show upon willingness to India but we know your status in India .you have very sighted and short mind approach

By doha estate• 10 Aug 2017 14:29
doha estate

Marry an Indian lol

By Mufti Shahid• 10 Aug 2017 14:04
Mufti Shahid

mhayatk...what a loser you are. It is the decision of Qatari govt....don't cry like a baby..venting your frustration against Indians wont fetch you anything...it will only result in the increase of your blood pressure and possibly a heart attack. So just chill...

By mhayatk• 10 Aug 2017 13:56
mhayatk

We dont care about frustrated indians a cow urine drinkers and mufti shaid type slave insects my openion was regarding qatar policy not adress to indians insects

By mhayatk• 10 Aug 2017 13:56
mhayatk

We dont care about frustrated indians a cow urine drinkers and mufti shaid type slave insects my openion was regarding qatar policy not adress to indians insects

By successfulman• 10 Aug 2017 13:51
successfulman

Qatar being an independent country is entitled to whatever decision or law her government make for the interest their country, but our own plea is that those of us whose country is not included in the list should have an easy way of procuring visiting Visa for any of our family members to spend some time with us here in Qatar because most time, owing to the requirements of our jobs here it may not be convenient for us to travel but to invite our family members over especially the married men who are not here with their wives.

Please consider this plea. bringing your wife here to spend just a month or there are about will ease the pressure on you to travel home when you are not prepared for that. Thanks

By Mufti Shahid• 10 Aug 2017 13:39
Mufti Shahid

For those who are jealous of India being included in the list, Burnol will help. Just to remind India is the 3rd largest buyer of Qatari gas and 3rd largest economy in Asian Continent.

By Qatarvisaforall• 10 Aug 2017 11:27
Qatarvisaforall

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways today announced that Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, effective immediately.

A) Nationals of the following 33 countries will 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.

1.Austria, 2.Bahamas, 3.Belgium, 4.Bulgaria, 5.Croatia, 6.Cyprus, 7.Czech Republic, 8.Denmark, 9.Estonia, 10.Finland, 11.France, 12.Germany, 13.Greece, 14.Hungary, 15.Iceland,

16.Italy, 17.Latvia, 18.Liechtenstein, 19.Lithuania, 20.Luxembourg, 21.Malta, 22.Netherlands, 23.Norway, 24.Poland, 25.Portugal, 26.Romania, 27.Seychelles, 28.Slovakia, 29.Slovenia, 30.Spain, 31.Sweden, 32.Switzerland, 33.Turkey

B) Nationals of the following 47 countries will 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 waiver may be extended for a further 30 days.

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

For FREE Assistance on Air Ticket Booking, Accomadation, Transport please mail your query / doubt to:

qatarvisaforall@gmail.com

qatarvisaforyou@gmail.com

WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP YOU..

By Kishoru• 10 Aug 2017 11:14
Kishoru

Jasmine and Molten metal. You should start reading international newspapers. China and India are the world's fastest growing economies. In India we are not getting labourers even after paying more than what they normally get a day's wage in Qatar (believe it or not). The reason why Indian labourers are coming here is because they get cheated by promise of huge wages by unscrupulous agents.

White collar workers are coming here because Qatar offer better salaries. Why Qatar offer better salaries? Simple logic. The nation wants them.

By Molten Metal• 10 Aug 2017 10:57
Molten Metal

Jasmine is right 100 %.

By Giris007• 10 Aug 2017 09:45
Giris007

Why people are jealous about Indians?

Honest, hardworking peoples get deserved.

Qatar knows to give which nationalities are eligible.

So don't be jealous.

By Kishoru• 10 Aug 2017 09:40
Kishoru

If Qatar is serious about opening up her economy, the government should remove the unnecessary "exit permit system". Its a draconian rule.

By emyzification• 10 Aug 2017 09:34
emyzification

Burnol will help. Thanks xD

By mhayatk• 10 Aug 2017 09:31
mhayatk

Hello NaRiK Emizification keep suggested pocket and vision in your pocket what kind of vision you have we know about the role and monopoly of such communities in GCC countries fervatisom

By emyzification• 10 Aug 2017 09:10
emyzification

'' India is allowed but Bangladesh is not allowed. Qatar do you see the sweat on the bricks of your villas and high rise buildings? ''

Funny you compare both :D Seems like you are only counting on the expats in this state or you don't have any idea where these countries stand in international level

By NaRiK• 10 Aug 2017 09:05
NaRiK

See guys ! Its the decision of QTA and QA along with MOI to chart it out and list the countries and if they haven't included few countries then they might have a valid reason for the same for the same.

Yes people from various countries contribute in building the nation and also increase its GDP but it doesn't mean they can accommodate all. Out of 195 countries just 80 are being allowed which is hardly 41%. Maybe a second list is in preparation stage.

Also they are looking for development of Tourism which will be the booster of GDP and countries economy in the near future not for job purpose.

Understand the motto behind this step rather than criticising India for being enlisted.

By emyzification• 10 Aug 2017 08:55
emyzification

Hate & envy oozing out on Indians by fellow nationals :D

You can't relate India to those countries (don't want to mention the names) , technically it's far above on the list

By Hossain786• 10 Aug 2017 08:41
Hossain786

India is allowed but Bangladesh is not allowed. Qatar do you see the sweat on the bricks of your villas and high rise buildings? Thousands of Bangladeshis worked hard to construct your country. On the other hand you are giving favor to India where Muslims are often treated as cattle!

By mhayatk• 10 Aug 2017 08:31
mhayatk

surprise that #Pakistan not included what #Qatar showing upon even Pakistanis serves for development of #Qatar

By randunukumara• 9 Aug 2017 22:20
randunukumara

I am sad that they have ignored nationalities which really contribute to economy of Qatar such as Finoys, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans, Nepalis and Bangladeshis..only they have been fair to India in this category. If they allow above mentioned nationalities too there may be huge number of people coming to Qatar for visiting and job purposes.

By praveen@2017• 9 Aug 2017 19:09
praveen@2017

Last month i return from Qatar to India. Is there any problem if i came back again to Qatar in this tourist visa.

By NaRiK• 9 Aug 2017 17:32
NaRiK

valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket,

By ql244• 9 Aug 2017 16:55
ql244

Mabrook to Indians. But i don't think there are jobs available in this crisis time. This will only help families in Qatar to call their friends and relatives on visit to enjoy.

By dohashine• 9 Aug 2017 16:42
dohashine

Please can some one write terms, Conditions & Procedure.

By arabicstudent• 9 Aug 2017 15:58
arabicstudent

Salute Qatar. This is not a random list. You have sent a poignant message to those who betrayed you, those who ignored you and those who kept quiet when you were meted with injustice. A simple, but powerful message. Long live Qatar.

By iswariya• 9 Aug 2017 15:31
iswariya

Indian can come with return ticjet alone we can stay for 60 daya

No visa payment

By dohaplanner• 9 Aug 2017 15:16
dohaplanner

@Olanase: What continent is South African from?

By olanase• 9 Aug 2017 14:49
olanase

Not even a single African Country.

By sd.sameer20• 9 Aug 2017 14:36
sd.sameer20

So people from these nationalities do not require visit visa if they want to call family members right like india as included

By sd.sameer20• 9 Aug 2017 14:36
sd.sameer20

So people from these nationalities do not require visit visa if they want to call family members right like india as included

By sd.sameer20• 9 Aug 2017 14:35
sd.sameer20

So people from these nationalities do not require visit visa if they want to call family members right like india as included

By sd.sameer20• 9 Aug 2017 14:35
sd.sameer20

So people from these nationalities do not require visit visa if they want to call family members right like india as included

By sd.sameer20• 9 Aug 2017 14:35
sd.sameer20

So people from these nationalities do not require visit visa if they want to call family members right like india as included

By liveforqatar• 9 Aug 2017 14:22
liveforqatar

Procedure for getting this Visa? Visa Fees?

By syedminhaj• 9 Aug 2017 14:15
syedminhaj

This is a good news, the tourism levels in the country are expected to increase by leaps & bounds by end of the year & will continue to do so in 2018.

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