India, other nations can stay in Qatar without a Visa for 30 days and more! “Qatar is now visa-free for over 80 countries around the world,” says Group Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker of state-owned Qatar Airways, as the small nation announced that it will issue waivers rather than visas and won’t be charging for the service.
Qatar is now the most open country in the region, the Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways announced on Wednesday that India, other nations can stay in Qatar without a Visa for 30 days and more.Instead of applying for a visa, citizens of these countries will be given a multiple-entry waiver for free at the port of entry. Speaking at a press conference in Doha, Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker stated that the citizens of these 80 countries will be able to enter the country “with no paper work, no payment and without visa.”“This historic announcement comes at a time of historic significance. While some countries in the region have taken to closing their skies and their borders, Qatar has instead opened its borders to more freely welcoming visitors from all corners of the world,” he said.“Many of these visitors who otherwise may not have considered a stay in our beautiful country will no doubt go on to share their experience with others. These new ambassadors will be vital to achieving our target of over 7mn tourists by the year 2030,” added al-Baker, who was joined by QTA’s chief tourism development officer Hassan al-Ibrahim and the MoI’s Airport Passports Department director Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Rashid al-Mazroui at the media conference.
The citizens of these 33 nations can stay in Qatar without visa for up to 90 days- Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.Along with India the citizens of these 46 countries can spend up to 30 days in Qatar without visa – Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Georgia, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Suriname, Cuba, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela.