Latest update on Qatar visa for Indians
Qatar Visa on arrival will be free of cost for Indians who have a confirmed return air ticket of Qatar Airways only and a hotel confirmation in a 3 star or 4 star hotel till the new decision of visa-free stay is implemented.
Nestled in Western Asia, the sovereign country of Qatar attracts travellers by its culture, art and cuisine. Well, the good news is that - Qatar is now visa-free for over 80 countries across the globe. No hassles of applying for a Qatar visa, simply book your flight tickets and get going to this royal emirate. Some of the popular attractions include the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Souq Waqif - the traditional old marketplace of Qatar, the Pearl Qatar - a man-made island connected to Doha by a bridge, Mathaf - the Arab museum of modern art, Katara - the cultural village where you’ll find international and Arab restaurants and a beautiful beach, Aspire Zone - the Sports city, Aqua park Aquatic Funfair and the Banana Island Resort Doha.
What change has been made?
Once the decision of visa-free stay for 80 countries is implemented, you won’t have to apply for a Qatar visa beforehand. After arriving in Qatar, you can obtain a visa waiver. However, you’ll need to present a valid passport.
List of 47 countries whose citizens can stay for a period of up to 30 days in Qatar without a visa:
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 and Venezuela.
List of 33 nations whose citizens can stay for a period of up to 90 days in Qatar without a visa:
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 and Turkey.
Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur