Wali Zahid

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Pakistanis to get Qatar visa on arrival

Wali Zahid
August 30, 2017

4 May 2018 update: Visa on arrival info by Qatar Airways here.

Pakistani nationals will now be able to get a Qatar visa on arrival for up to 30 days. With this, Pakistan becomes 81st nationality to be included in a Qatari visa-free entry programme announced earlier this month.

According to Qatar Airways, Pakistani nationals with a valid passport and a return or onward ticket will be able to get a Qatari visa on arrival. They can apply for extension in stay beyond 30 days.

For a stay longer than 30 days, a residence permit will be required, reported by Geo, Express Tribune and Dawn.

Earlier on 9 August, Qatar announced a visa-free entry programme for 80 nationalities to stimulate air transport and tourism.

90 days | 33 countries

Nationals of the following 33 countries will not require prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival in Qatar. The waiver will be valid for 180 days from the date of issuance and entitle its holder to spend up to 90 days in Qatar, during either a single trip or on multiple trips.

  1. Austria
  2. Bahamas
  3. Belgium
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Croatia
  6. Cyprus
  7. Czech Republic
  8. Denmark
  9. Estonia
  10. Finland
  11. France
  12. Germany
  13. Greece
  14. Hungary
  15. Iceland
  16. Italy
  17. Latvia
  18. Liechtenstein
  19. Lithuania
  20. Luxembourg
  21. Malta
  22. Netherlands
  23. Norway
  24. Poland
  25. Portugal
  26. Romania
  27. Seychelles
  28. Slovakia
  29. Slovenia
  30. Spain
  31. Sweden
  32. Switzerland
  33. Turkey

30 days | 48 countries

Nationals of the following 48 countries will not require prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival in Qatar. The waiver will be valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and entitle its holder to spend up to 30 days in Qatar, during either a single trip or on multiple trips. This waiver may be extended for a further 30 days.

  1. Andorra
  2. Argentina
  3. Australia
  4. Belarus
  5. Bolivia
  6. Brazil
  7. Brunei
  8. Canada
  9. Chile
  10. China
  11. Colombia
  12. Ecuador
  13. Panama
  14. Costa Rica
  15. Georgia
  16. Guyana
  17. Hong Kong
  18. India
  19. Indonesia
  20. Ireland
  21. Japan
  22. Kazakhstan
  23. Lebanon
  24. Azerbaijan
  25. Macedonia
  26. Malaysia
  27. Maldives
  28. Mexico
  29. Moldova
  30. Monaco
  31. New Zealand
  32. Pakistan
  33. Paraguay
  34. Peru
  35. Russia
  36. San Marino
  37. Singapore
  38. South Africa
  39. South Korea
  40. Suriname
  41. Cuba
  42. Thailand
  43. Ukraine
  44. United Kingdom
  45. United States
  46. Uruguay
  47. Vatican City
  48. Venezuela

Further information:

Qatar Tourism Authority Press Office

Tel: +974 4499 7882

Email: pressoffice@visitQatar.qa
visitQatar.qa

Wali Zahid

Wali Zahid is a longtime China watcher and a Pakistan futurist. An award-winning journalist, he writes on issues of significance to Pakistan and CPEC & BRI.