Exploring Qatar’s culture and attractions has never been easier. Visa free arrival to Qatar

Nationals from more than 80 countries* can now take advantage of visa-free entry into Qatar, thanks to our new visa waiver upon arrival.

Invite your friends and family to discover an authentic Arabian treasure in the heart of the Gulf – a land famous for its heritage, innovation, and hospitality now with the added benefit of a visa-free entry. 

Citizens of these countries** will not need to apply or pay for a visa; instead, a multi-entry waiver will be issued at the airport, upon presentation of a valid passport (valid for a minimum of six months) and a confirmed onward or return ticket.

*Please refer to the table below for more information, about eligible nationalities and visa waiver categories.

** In light of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its impact on global travel, visa-free entry to Qatar is temporarily suspended for some nationalities. Please check eligibility for visas here before booking. 

Visa waiver categories

Waiver validityMultiple entryMaximum stayEligible nationalities
180 days from the date of issuance
(Non-extendable)
YesA total of 90 days either during a single trip or during multiple tripsAntigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine
30 days from the date of issuance
(Extendable for 30 additional days)
YesA total of 30 days either during a single trip or during multiple tripsAndorra, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Georgia, Guyana, Hong Kong – China, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, North Macedonia, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela

Visa-free arrival for other nationalities

Visa-free arrival for Indian nationals

Citizens of India can be granted a visa waiver for a period of 30 days on their arrival in the State of Qatar, given the following conditions:

  • The passenger’s passport must be valid for at least 6 months.
  • The passenger must have a confirmed return ticket.
  • Passengers should provide a confirmed hotel reservation.

Visa-free arrival for Pakistani nationals

Citizens of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan can be granted a visa waiver for a period of 30 days on their arrival in the State of Qatar, given the following conditions:

  • The passenger’s passport must be valid for at least 6 months.
  • The passenger must have a confirmed return ticket.
  • The passenger must have a valid debit or credit card. (For a family travelling together, the card must be in the name of the passenger or one per family)
  • The visa will be granted for 30 days free of charge and is not extendable.
  • Passengers should provide a confirmed hotel reservation.
  • Passengers arriving directly from Pakistan should have a certificate of vaccination against polio.

Visa-free arrival for Rwandan nationals

Citizens of Rwanda can be granted a visa waiver for a period of 30 days on their arrival in the State of Qatar, given the following conditions:

  • The passenger’s passport must be valid for at least 6 months.
  • The passenger must have a confirmed return ticket.
  • Passengers should provide a confirmed hotel reservation.

Visa on arrival for nationals of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Nationals of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus can be granted a visa on their arrival into the State of Qatar on the condition that they are arriving on a Qatar Airways flight with a minimum passport validity of 6 months and a confirmed onward or return ticket. 

Visa types to Qatar

If your nationality is not included in the table above, you can still apply for a Qatar Tourist Visa or a Qatar Transit Visa to visit Qatar.*

*Terms and conditions apply.