The new visa-free entry rules means citizens of those countries who wish 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.
Nationals of some 33 countries do not require prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival in Qatar. Nationals of a further 47 countries (including Australia) do 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.
“With 80 nationalities eligible for a free visa waiver upon arrival, Qatar is now the most open country in the region and we are delighted to invite visitors to discover our renowned hospitality, cultural heritage and natural treasures,” said Hassan Al Ibrahim, Acting Chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority.
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