Qatar Tourism Authority
|Jurisdiction||State of Qatar|
|Headquarters||Qatar Tourism Authority|
24624 Lusail Expy,
Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) (Arabic: الهيئة العامة للسياحة), a branch of the Government of Qatar, is the apex body responsible for the formulation and administration of the rules, regulations and laws relating to the development and promotion of tourism in Qatar. This ministry is responsible for tourist attractions and accommodations for travelers, to expand and diversify of Qatar's tourism industry, as well as building up the role of tourism in the GDP of the country and its future growth and social development.
Nationals of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates) do not require a visa to enter Qatar.
Visas for Visitors
Nationals of the 34 countries listed below do not require prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival in Qatar. The waiver is 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.
7. Czech Republic
Nationals of the 46 countries listed below do 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.
13. Costa Rica
18. Hong Kong
30. New Zealand
35. San Marino
37. South Africa
38. South Korea
42. United Kingdom
43. United States
45. Vatican City
Qatar Tourist Visa
Visitors to Qatar travelling on board any airline may apply online for a Qatar Tourist Visa. To submit a request, visitors are required to:
- Complete an online form
- Upload required documents (including passport scans & personal photographs)
- Provide airline booking information
- Make an online payment using a valid credit card
Visitors travelling to Qatar with Qatar Airways, may apply for a Qatar Tourist Visa application process, for the passenger and any accompanying travelers under the same booking.
Qatar Transit Visa
Passengers of all nationalities transiting in Qatar by flying Qatar Airways are eligible to apply for a free of charge 96 hours Transit Visa. However, there are certain terms and conditions that apply, hence visas are only issued at the discretion of Qatar’s Ministry of Interior.
GCC Resident Visit Visa
Residents of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries who hold positions in approved professions and those accompanying them, may obtain a GCC Resident Visit Visa on arrival in Qatar. This single-entry visa, which can be obtained for a fee of QAR 100 payable by credit card, is valid for 30 days and may be renewed for an additional three months. Visitors wishing to avail of this visa scheme may be asked to present official documentation stating their profession upon entry to Qatar.