Visa-Exempt, stay 30 days
For 46 passports
Posted: 2019-02-21 - Last updated 2020-09-19
National Tourism Council
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Region: Middle East-West Asia

Pandemic Travel Alert


Most recent update: 2020-08-01 - Limited Entry


General Policy
  1. Transit and entry denied to all travellers. Qatari nationals, the children and spouses of Qatari citizens, and permanent resident permit holders are excepted and allowed transit and entry.
  2. Starting August 1, regular resident permit holders (including expatriate workers, sponsored family members, and resident students) are excepted and allowed transit and entry, subject to re-entry approval.
  1. Discover Qatar: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update
  2. Qatar Portal: Exceptional Entry Permit to Qatar Service

COVID-19 Related Entry Requirements

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Pre-pandemic visa rules


Passport Validity
6 months
Other Documents
An onward or return ticket is required for entry. FAQ states: "You also will be asked to provide a valid address for your place of stay in Qatar...You are not required to produce evidence of adequate funding."
- Qatar Airways passengers transiting in Qatar for a period of time between 5 and 96 hours can apply for entry via the no-cost Qatar Transit Visa via Qatar Airways before visit. It is valid for up to 96 hours (4 days), open to all passports, and delivered electronically.
- Stopover passengers that do not arrange for a Transit Visa ahead of visit, but hold passports eligible for visa waiver, may still try to enter on a visa waiver, but entry will be at the discretion of the immigration officer, depending on the length of transit time indicated by the onward ticket. In general, at least a one night’s stay is expected for use of the visa waiver.
- Transit without visa with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. Must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.
Dual Nationality
Qatar does not recognize dual nationality.
U.S. policy on dual nationality can be found here.

Additional Notes

  1. Visa waiver may be extended for a further 30 days. After this one allowable extension, no additional extensions will be provided. Cash is not accepted for payment for extension - only a valid credit or debit card is accepted.