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FAQ about Traveling from and to Qatar

  • Publish date: Friday، 23 September 2022
FAQ about Traveling from and to Qatar
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For Residents of the State of Qatar:

How can one enter Qatari lands?

With a QID that hasn't expired and the EHTERAZ mobile application downloaded to your phone, you can easily enter the State of Qatar.

Do you have to have your QID on you when you enter the country?

Yes. Regardless of the country, you are traveling from, you will be required to provide your original QID and confirmed airline ticket before boarding the aircraft.

Do you require approval for EHTERAZ pre-entry registration?

No, residents entering the State of Qatar are not required to get an EHTERAZ pre-entry registration approval. However, people are needed to update their vaccination records and download the EHTERAZ mobile application to their smartphones.

What should I do if I haven't had my shots?

Regardless of your level of immunization, nationals, and residents of Qatar must take a rapid antigen test (RAT) within 24 hours of their arrival. Any PHCC or a private medical facility that has received MoPH approval must be used for the RAT. The outcomes of this examination will impact your EHTERAZ.

Is it possible to leave Qatar and end my residency?

You can leave Qatar and end your residency, yes. You can accomplish this by signing into Metrash2 or the portal for the Ministry of Interior. However, citizens won't be permitted to leave Qatar until all debts, including loans and unpaid bills, have been settled.

If my residence is revoked or expires, am I allowed to remain in Qatar?

You can stay in Qatar for another 90 days after your QID expires or is canceled by your sponsor.

For GCC Nationals:

I live in a Gulf adjacent nation. Am I able to enter Qatar?

All GCC nationals, including those from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait, are eligible to enter Qatar with a visa upon arrival.

Are GCC citizens and residents subject to quarantine?

All foreign visitors arriving in the country are exempt from quarantine, following the most recent revision to the travel and return policy, which will take effect on September 4, 2022. Every traveler must, however, submit to a Rapid Antigen Test within 24 hours of arrival, and quarantine measures may be imposed if the passenger's test results are positive.

For Visitors (Family Visit Visa):

Are Family Visit Visas being issued in Qatar now?

All eligible individuals are presently receiving family visit visas from Qatar. The state of Qatar will only permit entrance to citizens, residents, and fans with a valid Hayya Card as of November 1, 2022.

Who is qualified to obtain a family visit visa?

For your dependents, you can apply for a Family Visit Visa if you make at least QAR 5,000 per month (spouse and children).

How can I submit a Family Visit Visa application?

Residents and citizens can use the Metrash2 mobile application or the MoI webpage to apply for a family visit visa.

What paperwork do I need to provide for a family visit visa?

Your QID, a copy of your visitor's passport, documentation of your relationship (such as a marriage certificate for your wife and a birth certificate for your children), confirmed air travel (with a return ticket), and current health insurance for Qatar are all required.