BREAKING: Qatar announces visa-free entry for 80 countries

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Qatar’s Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways today announced that Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, effective immediately. 

Citizens of those countries* wishing to visit Qatar will no longer need to apply or pay for a visa; instead, a multi-entry waiver will be issued free-of-charge at the port of entry, upon presentation of a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket. 

Depending on the nationality of the visitor, the waiver will either be valid for 180 days, from the date of issue, and allow the visitor to spend a total of 90 days in Qatar (multiple-entry waiver); or it will be valid for 30 days from the date of issue and entitle the visitor to spend up to 30 days in Qatar with the possibility of applying for an extension of the waiver for an additional 30 days (multiple-entry waiver).

The below section details the new visa waiver eligibility for citizens of the 80 countries. 

Entry to Qatar is approved at the sole discretion of Qatar’s Ministry of Interior. 

A) Nationals of the following 33 countries will not require prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival in Qatar. The waiver will be valid for 180 days from the date of issuance and entitle its holder to spend up to 90 days in Qatar, during either a single trip or on multiple trips.

Austria
Bahamas
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Seychelles
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey

B) Nationals of the following 47 countries will not require prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival in Qatar. The waiver will be valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and entitle its holder to spend up to 30 days in Qatar, during either a single trip or on multiple trips. This waiver may be extended for a further 30 days.

Andorra
Argentina
Australia
Belarus
Bolivia
Brazil
Brunei
Canada
Chile
China
Colombia
Ecuador
Panama
Costa Rica
Georgia
Guyana
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Ireland
Japan
Kazakhstan
Lebanon
Azerbaijan  
Macedonia
Malaysia
Maldives
Mexico
Moldova
Monaco
New Zealand
Paraguay
Peru
Russia
San Marino
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Suriname
Cuba
Thailand
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Vatican City
Venezuela  

Source: Qatar Airways Press Release