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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.

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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Unvaccinated children aged 12 years and below travelling with their fully vaccinated parents will be subject to home quarantine. However, they will be required to undergo a rapid antigen test upon their arrival in the State of Qatar.

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 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 on Etheraz 

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 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 but not activate it before your arrival

Before flying to Qatar, download the Etheraz mobile application  in order to save data 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 Etheraz mobile application on arrival

Activate the Ehteraz mobile application on arrival at the airport. Activation of the app will require a Qatari SIM card that is easily available either from Ooredoo or Vodafone on arrival at Hamad International Airport.

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