Australians no longer need a visa to enter Qatar

By Rahul Raja, August 10 2017

Australians travelling to Qatar – including the country's capital of Doha, home to Qatar Airways – no longer need a visa to enter the country, effective immediately.

A visa-on-arrival fee of 100QAR (A$35) was previously payable by Australian citizens at passport control when entering the country for up to 30 days.

The new visa waiver arrangements also provide entry for up to 30 days across one or multiple visits, and can be issued provided the traveller's passport is valid for at least six months from the date of entry and the passenger holds an onward or return ticket from Qatar.

These arrangements also now apply to citizens of New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa and a host of other countries.

It's also possible to extend the visa-free entry for a further 30 days, with the news following last year's introduction of fee-free transit visas for passengers visiting Qatar for periods of five to 96 hours, when pre-arranged through Qatar Airways prior to travel.

mikes1917

mikes1917

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

05 Jan 2015

Total posts 9

That's excellent news and one less thing I need bother about for my stay next April.

alansu

alansu

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

22 Jan 2015

Total posts 67

Great news. Makes my hotel stay in the city even cheaper on my layover next month. $500 for an 8 hour stay at the airside hotel? No thanks. I'll take my free upgrade and late checkout at the Westin.

DWB6265

DWB6265

22 Oct 2014

Total posts 9

Alansu, how do you get to the hotel from the airport? Do you Uber, taxi or limo?

Eagles94

Eagles94

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

02 Jul 2018

Total posts 4

Great news . Look forward to Doha stopovers

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