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Qatar offers free visa to citizens of 80 countries including India

Isolated by its neighbors in a diplomatic crisis, Qatar has now announced visa-free entry to citizens of 80 countries including India, this Wednesday. Qatar visa for Indians now comes easy!

The move comes in a way to strengthen the air transport and tourism industry in Qatar.

With 80 nationalities eligible for a free visa waiver upon arrival, Qatar is now the most open country in the region and we are delighted to invite visitors to discover our renowned hospitality, cultural heritage and natural treasures.

– Hassan Al Ibrahim, acting chairman of Qatar tourism authority

Visitors of the 80 countries listed, now have to present only their passport on arrival (which should at least be valid for a period of 6 months) and they are free to explore Qatar. Further, the validity of this waiver varies depending on the nationality of the visitor.

For 33 countries, the waiver has a validity of 180 days right from the date of issuance and its holder is entitled up to 90 days stay in Qatar (single trip or on multiple trips), for the remaining 47 countries, the waiver is valid for 30 days right from the date of issuance and its holder is entitled up to 30 days stay in Qatar (single trip or on multiple trips).

List of 33 countries:

1. Austria

7. Czech Republic 13. Greece 19. Lithuania 25. Portugal 31. Sweden

2. Bahamas

8. Denmark 14. Hungary 20. Luxembourg 26. Romania

32. Switzerland

3. Belgium

9. Estonia 15. Iceland 21. Malta 27. Seychelles 33. Turkey

4. Bulgaria

10. Finland 16. Italy 22. Netherlands

28. Slovakia

5. Croatia

11. France 17. Latvia 23. Norway

29. Slovenia

6. Cyprus 12. Germany 18. Liechtenstein 24. Poland

30. Spain

List of 47 countries: 

1. Andorra

9. Canada 17. Guyana 25. Macedonia 33. Paraguay

41. Thailand

2. Argentina

10. Chile 18. Hong Kong 26. Malaysia 34. Peru 42. Ukraine
3. Australia 11. China 19. India 27. Maldives 35. Russia

43. United Kingdom

4. Azerbaijan

12. Colombia 20. Indonesia 28. Mexico 36. San Marino 44. United States

5. Belarus

13. Costa Rica 21. Ireland 29. Moldova 37. Singapore 45. Uruguay
6. Bolivia 14. Cuba 22. Japan 30. Monaco 38. South Africa

46. Vatican City

7. Brazil

15. Ecuador 23. Kazakhstan 31. New Zealand 39. South Korea 47. Venezuela
8. Brunei 16. Georgia 24. Lebanon 32. Panama

40. Suriname

The historic announcement has been receiving a huge response from the nationals worldwide and is believed to change the tourism industry in Qatar.


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