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Reopening Qatar citizens rules

Qatar has opened its borders to welcome the world back.

Stay updated on the latest travel policies, visa requirements and more. Begin by checking your eligibility criteria with our travel wizard and jot down the step by step process for a hassle-free visit to the State of Qatar. We looking forward to seeing you soon.

As of July 12, 2021 the Exceptional Entry Permit has been replaced with the above Travel Permit. Pre-electronic registration through the Ehteraz platform ( is optional for citizens and residents.

Pre-booking information
1. Step

Travel policies

Check the travel policies to see what applies to you. Use the interactive tool to get quick answers to your questions.


Unvaccinated children aged 0-17 travelling with their fully vaccinated parents shall be subject to home quarantine based on the classification of the country of arrival 7 days for yellow listed countries and 10 days for red listed countries

Unvaccinated children travelling with their vaccinated parents who are GCC citizens but are non-QID holders shall be subject to hotel quarantine based on the country classification of departure (5 days for green list countries, 7 days for yellow list countries, and 10 days for red list countries).

Travellers requiring hotel quarantine, will have to book the hotel quarantine on the Discover Qatar website
72 hours before your arrival
1. Step

Acquire a PCR Negative Test

All travelers needs to present a negative PCR test result that must be less than 72 hours old when arriving in Qatar.

2. Step

Register and apply for your travel permit

Register for an account on and apply for your travel permit in a few simple steps. The following documents will be required to successfully submit your application. 

  • Passport and travel details
  • Vaccination certificate (required for travel without quarantine)
  • Your PCR negative test result - Less than 72hours old when arriving in  Qatar
  • Hotel booking confirmation 
  • Note: the travel permit is applied for and issued for free. No additional costs will be acquired for the permit. You will be notified as soon as your travel permit is approved. Download, print and keep the travel permit handy during your travel. 
3. Step

Download and print your approved travel permit

You will be notified as soon as your travel permit is approved. Download, print and keep the travel permit handy during your travel. 

4. Step

Download the Etherez App and activate the app with your QATARI SIM card

Activate the Ehteraz mobile application before or on arrival at the airport. Activation of the app will require a Qatari SIM card. 

Arrival in Qatar
1. Step

Show permit to check-in agent

At the airport show your travel permit to the airline check-in agent. Please note that without a valid permit the airline will deny boarding.

Please ensure you have the Ehteraz app installed and activated. Personnel at Hamad International Airport will check that you have the Ehteraz app installed and that it is showing the correct status for you on your return to Qatar.


More detailed information on COVID-19 travel criteria can be found here.