Requirements for Tourist Visas in Qatar

Source: Peninsula

A recent directive from the Ministry of Interior has seen a change in requirements for a traveller to receive a tourist visa for Qatar.

According to the new guidelines which came into effect a matter of days ago, a person wishing to visit Qatar as a tourist visitor must show QR5,000 in cash or its foreign currency equivalent. Failing that, an internationally-valid credit card must be shown.

The traveler will also have to show a hotel voucher, according to tourism industry sources here. The rule came into effect from July 27, they said.

The visa fees start at QR55 and vary depending upon the length of stay here.

As per rules, visitors on tourist visas must fly in using Qatar Airways. They should also have tickets or documents for onward travel. Passports have to be valid for a minimum of six months before expiry.

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