Starting December 23, Qatar’s Visa on Arrival policies will be reinstated, replacing Hayya card requirements. Visitors from more than 95 nationalities can enjoy the Visa on Arrival services and explore thenew attractions that have opened in the lead up to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
With its distinctive combination of cool weather and pristine beaches, Qatar’s visitors can continue to experience the warmth and hospitality which made this year’s tournament special.
From the exquisite cuisines and culture on offer in Souq Waqif and Katara Cultural Village, to soaking up the sights of the Doha Port and Corniche, some of the tournament’s most recognisable hotspots are still open and ready to welcome guests from around the world.
“Looking back at the end of a truly remarkable month of celebrations, we are proud to have hosted some of the year’s most memorable moments," said Haya Al-Noami, Head of Promotions Sector at Qatar Tourism. "We are confident that Qatar’s iconic attractions, warmth and openness, and infectious enthusiasm will continue to draw in visitors and residents toward the end of the year and into the next.”
Currently, five countries are eligible for visa free entry in Qatar. These are Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
General entry conditions for Visa on Arrival:
All visitors under Visa on Arrival to the State of Qatar require the following:
- A passport valid for at least six months.
- Confirmed round-trip ticket.
- Confirmed hotel reservation in one of the country's hotels during the visit period.
Selected nationalities require that the hotel booking is done through Discover Qatar.
The following 42 countries are eligible for free, 90-day Visa on Arrival, non-extendable:
Antigua and Barbuda, Croatia France, Lichtenstein, Poland, Slovenia, Argentina, Cyprus, Germany, Lithuania, Portugal, South Korea, Czech Republic, Greece, Luxembourg, Romania, Spain, Armenia, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Malaysia, Russia, Sweden, Dominican Republic, Iceland, Malta, Serbia, Switzerland, Bahamas, Belgium, Estonia, Italy, Netherlands, Seychelles Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Bulgaria, Finland, Latvia, Norway, and Slovakia.
The following 41 countries are eligible for free, 30-day Visa on Arrival, non-extendable:
Andorra, Canada, Guyana, Macedonia, Paraguay, South Africa, United Kingdom, People's Republic of China, Australia, Chile, Hong Kong, Maldives, United States of America, Azerbaijan, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Rwanda (extendable visa), Uruguay, Moldova, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cuba, Japan, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, New Zealand, Singapore, Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Brunei, Georgia, Lebanon, Panama, Suriname, and Darussalam.
For these 5 countries, obtaining a Visa on Arrival requires the following:
- Confirmed hotel reservation from Discover Qatar only; hotel reservations from other sites are not accepted.
Book your Discover Qatar hotel at the following link: https://www.discoverqatar.qa/mandatory-hotels-for-visa-on-arrival/
Pakistan, India, Thailand
Visa on Arrival for a maximum of (30) days or according to hotel reservation. Valid hotel reservation via Discover Qatar.
Visa on Arrival for a maximum of (90) days or according to hotel reservation. Valid hotel reservation via Discover Qatar.
Visa on Arrival or business visa for a fee and maximum of (30) days or according to the hotel reservation. Valid hotel reservation via Discover Qatar. The visa is granted according to the period specified in the Minister's Decree No. (19) of 2007, which is:
a) Entry visa for a tourist for a period of one-month (non-extendable) with a fee of (100) riyals.
b) Entry visa for business for a period of one month and a maximum of three months with a fee of (200) riyals per month (a business visa is requires an invitation letter from a Qatari establishment).
These 6 countries can obtain a Visa on Arrival for a fee of (100) riyals for a period of (30) days (extendable for a similar period):
Republic of China (Taiwan), French Macau, Mauritius, Montenegro, Guiana, and Falkland Islands.
Instant tourist or business visa for a fee for (30) days. The visa is granted according to the period specified in the Minister's Decree No. (19) of 2007, which is:
a) Entry visa for a tourist for a period of one-month (non-extendable) with a financial fee of (100) riyals.
b) Entry visa for businessmen for a period of one month and a maximum of three months with a financial fee of (200) riyals per month.