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Qatar entry rules

Stay updated on the latest travel policies, visa requirements and more. Begin by checking your eligibility criteria and the step by step process for a hassle-free visit to the State of Qatar. Qatar is now open to vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Due to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, travellers entering the Qatar between the 1 November and 22 December, 2022 will require to possess a Hayya Card. Visa-on-arrival services will be reactivated 23 December 2022 onward. 


Book your stay - only applicable to Indian, Pakistani and Iranian passport holders.

Make your hotel reservations for your entire stay in Qatar with Discover Qatar in order to obtain your Visa on-arrival.


Register for your Ehteraz pre-registration

Register for your entry permit with the Ehteraz portal using your travel documents. Uploading of vaccination documents is now optional. The pre-travel registration process is not applicable to GCC citizens and residents*.


*However, Indian, Pakistani and Iranian passport holders must always obtain pre-travel approval.  


Pre-travel COVID-19 tests

Either conduct a PCR test 48 before departure or a Rapid Antigen test 24 hours before departure and keep your negative test certifcate handy.

Note: Rapid Antigen self tests are not valid. 


Arrive and download your Ehteraz health application

Activate the Ehteraz mobile application on arrival using your international or a local SIM card. The Ehteraz mobile application can be activated using your passport number. 

Entry rules for children

  • Children aged six years & above who are citizens/residents of Qatar are required to take a post-travel Rapid Antigen Test within 24 hours of arriving in the country
  • Children aged six years & above who are visitors/non-Qatari ID holders are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no more than 48 hours before departure or a negative Rapid Antigen Test result taken no more than 24 hours before departure

More detailed information on COVID-19 travel rules can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website.

Please consult your foreign affairs agency as well