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Reopening Qatar visitors 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.

Complete your pre-electronic registration through the Ehteraz platform (www.ehteraz.gov.qa) before visiting Qatar. This process is optional for citizens and residents. 

Pre-booking information
1. Step

Covid travel policy 

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

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Travellers who’ve received two doses of a conditionally approved vaccine followed by one dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine will be considered fully immune on completion of 14 days post the last vaccination.

Unvaccinated children travelling with their fully vaccinated parents from a green list country will be exempted from quarantine.

Travellers requiring hotel quarantine, will have to book the hotel quarantine on the Discover Qatar website

2. Step

Visa Requirement

Begin by verifying your visa requirements to travel to Qatar. Citizens of over 80 countries are eligible for visa-free entry into the State of Qatar creating good chances that you will not require a visa to travel. 

Please consult your foreign affairs agency as well

72 hours before your arrival
1. Step

Acquire a negative PCR test result

All travellers 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 on Ehteraz

Register for an account on www.ehteraz.gov.qa 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 72 hours 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

Print and fill up the Undertaking and Acknowledgement form

Passengers must fill in the details and sign the Undertaking and Acknowledgement Form​ before arriving in Qatar. The form is alternatively available on the Ministry of Public Health website, pre-registration platform website (www.ehteraz.gov.qa​) and airline online booking form.

5. Step

Download the Ehteraz mobile app

Before departure to Qatar, download the Ehteraz mobile application and have the app ready upon arrival.

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.

2. Step

Activate the Ehteraz mobile application on arrival

Activate the Ehteraz mobile application* on arrival using your international or a local SIM card. If you'd like to register the app using a Qatari SIM card, you can easily buy one from the Ooredoo or Vodafone store at the Hamad International Airport. 

* The Ehteraz mobile application can be activated using the ID number given on the visa-on-arrival sticker that is added to your passport at the immigration counter. Your Ehteraz application will then start updating the health QR codes status and your vaccination details. 

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

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