Authorities in Qatar have announced their official resumption of a visa-free policy for citizens from 95 countries.
According to VisaGuide, the Middle Eastern nation has finally confirmed that all individuals from these 95 nations will be able to enter Qatar without first requiring a visa, although the length of their stay will depend on their country of origin. VisaGuide.World reports.
Due to the FIFA World Cup, which was held in Doha from November 20 to December 18, the Qatari government previously prohibited visitors from entering through the country’s air, land, and marine borders.
The waiver is valid for 180 days from the date it is issued and applies to all nationals of the countries on the list. However, those who obtain the visa can stay in Qatar for up to 90 days on a single or multiple trips.
The visa-free nations are as follows:
Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Argentina, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Holland, Italy, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine are the countries included in the list.
Also, it has been reported that the waiver will be valid for 30 days from the date it is issued for citizens of the following nations, and visa holders can spend a total of 30 days in Qatar.
Andorra, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Macau, Macedonia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Rwanda
Travelers from the aforementioned nations have expressed their satisfaction with the most recent decision made by Qatari authorities.
Meanwhile, Qatar has emphasized that they are working on new strategies to attract a large number of visitors from abroad. According to representatives of the nation’s tourism industry, the Kingdom also possesses all of the necessary components to become a top travel destination.
While mentioning that citizens of 95 countries do not require a visa to enter Qatar, officials express optimism that the nation will transform the tourism industry in the future.