Citizens of 80 Countries Including India Now Don't Require Visa to Enter Qatar

Reuters
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Citizens of 80 countries including India can now enter Qatar visa-free. The countries include India, the UK, the US, Canada, South Africa, Seychelles, Australia and New Zealand.

"Citizens of these 80 countries wishing to visit Qatar will not need to apply or pay for a visa," Qatari officials announced in a release said.

"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," the release added.

"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," it said.

Hassan Al Ibrahim, Acting Chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority said: "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."

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 5- or 4- star hotel in Doha, alongside a complimentary transit visa.


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Scorpio
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2017

What s there to visit in Qatar? Is it like Dubai? Or is it only for world cup 2020.

Masu
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017

@Samad : You will be caught by interpol and will be deported immediately to Bangladesh

tamilan
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017

the following countries are providing on arrival visa or visa free entry for indians
Thailand, Mauritius, Ecuador, British Virgin Islands, Cook Islands, Bhutan, Seychelles, Dominica, Haiti, El Salvador, Cambodia, Togo, Bolivia, St Lucia, Fiji, Maldives, Kenya, Guyana, Jamaica, Micronesia, Macau, Tanzania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Vanuatu, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Iraq, Madagascar, Grenada, Tuvalu, Nepal, Mozambique, Trinidad & Tobago, Nieu, Laos, Uganda, Montserrat, Palau, Jordan, Guinea-Bissau, Nicaragua, Timor Leste, Cape Verde, Turks & Caicos, Comoros Islands 7 & QATAR
all these countries having agreements with indian govt to unilateral exchange criminals. hence it is not so easy to hide in these countries. thats why they are providing visa free entry. pls don't misunderstand the policy. and don't go to these countries if you want to hide. the best country to hide is England, Pakistan and saudi.

Kaleem
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017

@Samad Try to think positive things always. Why are you contemplating only negative probabilities.

Charles
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A very good decission! Time for us to move there.

samad
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Now an Indian forced bachelor working in Qatar will be vigilant.
His wife may make a surprise visit to Qatar and watch him without his knowledge.

Similarly, an offender can do an offence in India and take the immediate available flight to Qatar and hide in Qatar.

deepak
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Great country has great views and ideas , I salute this country and will not make plans to visit THE QATAR GREAT COUNTRY''

Aman
Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A vary good and positive move by Qatar I hope it will help its economy and people will visit Qatar confidently good move

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