Traveling to Qatar


Do you need a visa to travel to Qatar? What are the procedures that apply? Find out in this article. 

If you travel to Qatar as a visitor or a tourist, a visa is required. The entry visa can be directly delivered at Doha airport if your home country is part of  the list of 33 countries for which the visa is issued at the border. The entry visa for Qatar is valid for 14 days and can be renewed. You can find more information about entry visas on the Qatar Ministry of Interior website. Note that fees apply for the visa. 

If your country is not part of  the list, you need to apply for a visa at the nearest Qatar embassy or consulate. For more information, contact the Qatar embassy or consulate in your area, or refer to Hukoomi, that is the Government of Qatar online to find out more about entry requirements in the country. 

  Good to know: 

If you are from a country member of the Cooperation Council of Arab Gulf States, a visa is not necessary to travel to Qatar. 

  Useful links: 

Hukoomi - Qatar Government Online - Entry Visa to Qatar
Qatar  embassy in the UK 
Qatar embassy in the US
Qatar Airways

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6 years ago

If coming with a British passport, the visitor's visa you buy on arrival is good for one month (and also costs 55 Qatari Riyalls). But at the Visa office in the airport car park, you can buy an extension for a second month, which costs 100 QR. You can do this once only (per entry) then you have to leave the country, even if it's only to turn around and come back.


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