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December 31, 2022

Qatar resumes visa free entry for over 95 countries including Pakistan


Qatar resumes visa free entry for over 95 countries including Pakistan

Qatar has announced that it is resuming visa-free entry for travelers from over 95 countries, including Pakistan. This move will allow citizens of those countries to enter Qatar without a prior visa and stay in the country for up to 90 days. This announcement comes as part of Qatar's efforts to increase its tourism industry and attract more visitors to its shores. However, as with most travel restrictions, there are still some rules and regulations in place that travelers must adhere to in order to be granted entry into Qatar. In this article, we’ll take a look at these rules and the benefits of visiting Qatar during this time.

The fresh announcement says citizens from over 95 countries including Pakistan are eligible for visa-free entry into the State of Qatar with varying duration of stay depending on the country of origin. 

For nationals of the countries listed below, the waiver is valid for 180 days from the date of issuance and those who get the visa can spend up to 90 days in Qatar, during either a single trip or on multiple trips.

1. Antigua and Barbuda 

2. Argentina 

3. Austria 

4. Bahamas 

5. Belgium 

6. Bulgaria 

7. Croatia

 8. Cyprus 

9. Czech Republic 

10. Denmark  

11. Dominican Republic 

12. Estonia 

13. Finland 

14. France 

15. Germany 

16. Greece 

17. Holland 

18. Hungary 

19. Iceland 

20. Italy 

21. Latvia 

22. Liechtenstein 

23. Lithuania 

24. Luxembourg 

25. Malaysia 

26. Malta 

27. Netherlands 

28. Norway 

29. Poland 

30. Portugal 

31. Romania 

32. Serbia 

33. Seychelles 

34. Slovakia 

35. Slovenia 

36. Spain 

37. Sweden 

38. Switzerland 

39. Turkey 

40. Ukraine 

As far as the nationals of the countries/regions listed below (including Pakistan), the waiver will be valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and those who secure the visa can spend up to 30 days in Qatar.  

1. Andorra 

2. Australia 

3. Azerbaijan 

4. Belarus 

5. Bolivia 

6. Brazil 

7. Brunei 

8. Canada 

9. Chile 

10. China 

11. Colombia 

12. Costa Rica 

13. Cuba 

14. Ecuador 

15. Falkland Islands 

16. French Guiana 

17. Georgia 

18. Guyana 

19. Hong Kong, China 

20. India 

21. Indonesia 

22. Iran 

23. Ireland

24. Japan 

25. Kazakhstan 

26. Lebanon 

27. Macau 

28. Macedonia 

29. Maldives 

30. Mauritius 

31. Mexico 

32. Moldova 

33. Monaco 

34. Montenegro 

35. New Zealand 

36. Pakistan 

37. Panama 

38. Paraguay 

39. Peru 

40. Russia 

41. Rwanda 

42. San Marino 

43. Singapore 

44. South Africa 

45. South Korea 

46. Suriname 

47. Thailand 

48. United Kingdom 

49. United States 

50. Uruguay 

51. Vatican City 

52. Venezuela 

Instructions for Pakistan

Nationals of Pakistan can enter Qatar visa-free and spend up to 30 days in Qatar during a single or multiple trips with an option to extend the stay for another 30 days, if the following terms and conditions are met:

  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months
  • Return ticket must be confirmed
  • Hotel bookings made on Discover Qatar for the duration of the stay   
  • If you are coming directly from Pakistan, a certificate of vaccination against polio is required

As far as Covid restrictions are concerned, Quarantine is no longer mandatory for all travelers arriving from abroad, however, travelers who test positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Qatar are directed to undergo self-isolation measures in accordance with the procedures followed in the State of Qatar.

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