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Visa-free entry or Hayya e-visa

Qatar is one of the world's most welcoming countries for visitors. Chances are that you probably don’t need a visa. Nationalities from 102 countries can enter visa-free, and all others can apply for an e-visa using the Hayya platform online.

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I'm a resident of one of the GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, or UAE) I live in the Schengen area, UK, US, Australia, New Zealand or Canada No, none of the above Yes, I have a valid visa for either Schengen countries, the UK, Australia, New Zealand or Canada No, I do not currently have a valid visa for either Schengen countries, the UK, Australia, New Zealand or Canada

Enter visa-free

Enter visa-free as GCC citizen.

Visa required

Apply for an A2 Entry Visa on the Hayya portal.

Visa on Arrival, Discover Qatar Hotel reservation required

Book your (visa-on-arrival eligible) hotel stay on Discover Qatar before you travel; and pay your Visa fee (QAR 100) at the airport. Or apply online in advance for Hayya A2 visa.

Visa on arrival

Get your visa on arrival for a fee (QAR 100) at the airport.Alternatively, apply for your Hayya visa online – choose A2 visa.

Visa on arrival, Discover Qatar Hotel reservation required

Book your Discover Qatar accommodation before travel to get your visa on arrival, alternatively, you can apply online for a Hayya A2 Entry Visa in advance..

Enter visa-free

The visitor's passport must be valid for at least three months from the date of arrival in Qatar and must hold a confirmed hotel booking on arrival. 

Visa required

Apply for an A3 Entry Visa on the Hayya portal.

Visa on Arrival, Discover Qatar Hotel reservation required

Book your (visa-on-arrival eligible) hotel stay on Discover Qatar before you travel; and pay your Visa fee (QAR 100) at the airport. Or apply online in advance for Hayya A3 visa.

Visa on arrival

Get your visa on arrival for a fee (QAR 100) at the airport.

Alternatively, apply for your Hayya visa online – choose A3 visa.

Visa on arrival, Discover Qatar Hotel reservation required

Book your Discover Qatar accommodation before travel to get your visa on arrival, alternatively, you can apply online for a Hayya A3 Entry Visa in advance..

Visa on arrival

Confirmed round ticket is required.
The visitor's passport must be valid for at least three months from the date of arrival in Qatar. 

Visa required

Apply for an A1 Entry Visa on the Hayya portal.  You will also require a Discover Qatar hotel reservation during the application process.

Once your visa is approved you will be asked to pay the visa fee.

Visa on arrival

Get your visa on arrival for a fee (QAR 100) at the airport. Alternatively, apply for your Hayya visa online – choose A1 visa.

Visa on Arrival, Discover Qatar Hotel reservation required

Book your (visa-on-arrival eligible) hotel stay on Discover Qatar before you travel; and pay your Visa fee (QAR 100) at the airport. Or apply online in advance for Hayya A1 visa.

Enter visa-free or get easy access with Hayya

Enter visa-free OR apply now for a Hayya A1 Entry Visa.

The visitor's passport must be valid for at least three months from the date of arrival in Qatar. 

Book Discover Qatar accommodation before you travel to get your Entry Visa on arrival.

Book your Visa on Arrival hotel on the Discover Qatar website before you travel. 

Then, you can either get your Entry Visa at the airport OR apply now for a Hayya A1 Entry Visa and skip the paperwork when you land.

Need an e-visa?

The Hayya platform makes visa processes easier for all foreign visitors. This, includes the residents of countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council travelling with companions. 

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Frequently asked questions about Qatar visas

We recommend all travellers visiting the State of Qatar to have a valid health insurance policy covering Qatar's medical facilities. Those who don’t already have an insurance policy are welcome to purchase one on arrival in the State of Qatar. For more information on travel insurance, click here.

Visa-free entry is now the new term defining previously “visa on arrival”. Nothing changed except the name. 

This visa is issued upon arrival and is valid for 30 days for the State of Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman. It allows for multiple entry to both countries and is extendable for an additional 30 days for a fee. Citizens of the following countries are eligible for the joint visa:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City

Qatar Airways passengers transiting in Hamad International Airport for a minimum of 5 hours are eligible to apply for the Qatar Transit Visa. It is free of charge, valid for up to 96 hours (four days) and open to passengers of all nationalities**.

For more information about Qatar Transit tours, please click here.

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