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Posted On: 28 August 2020 12:27 pm
Updated On: 28 August 2020 12:29 pm

Qatar-India flights to continue: Embassy of India, Doha

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The Embassy of India, Doha, announced in a tweet on 27 August 2020 that the Qatar-India flights have been extended till 31 October 2020 or till the resumption of scheduled services, whichever is earlier.

As per the arrangement, both Indian and Qatari carriers will be permitted to operate flights between India and Qatar and carry the following categories of persons on such flights.

  1. From India to Qatar
    1. Qatari nationals
    2. Any Indian national holding any type of valid Qatar visa and destined for Qatar only. It would be for the concerned airlines to ensure that there is no travel restriction for Indian nationals to enter Qatar with the particular visa category before the issue of ticket/ boarding pass to the Indian passenger.
  2. From Qatar to India
    1. Indian nationals stranded in Qatar
    2. All Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cardholders holding Qatari passports, and
    3. Qatari nationals (including diplomats) holding a valid visa issued by an Indian mission in any category covered under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines dated 30 June 2020.

The designated airlines of both the sides will be permitted to sell tickets between India and Qatar in each direction through their websites, sales agents and global distribution systems (GDS).

PLEASE NOTE: Before making any reservations in the flights being operated under the above arrangements, the passenger must confirm that they would be allowed entry into the destination country.

Click HERE to know how you can apply for the exceptional entry permit to Qatar.

The Embassy of India, Doha, had released a statement on August 14, 2020, stating that India and Qatar have reached an agreement to facilitate travel between the two countries from August 18 to August 31, 2020.

Also, read about Qatar Airways restarting operations flights to and from 13 destinations in India HERE!

Source: Embassy of India, Doha

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