Qatar announces visa-on-arrival facility for Pakistanis

Pakistani citizens would be granted a 30-day tourist visa upon arrival

DOHA: Qatar has announced a visa-on-arrival facility for Pakistani passport holders as the Gulf state has revised its immigration policy and issued directives to the concerned authorities in this regard.

According to details, Pakistani citizens would be granted a 30-day tourist visa upon arrival at the airport for a fee of QAR 100 valid for a period of 30 days which can be extended for the same period.

The conditions include possession of a passport valid for a minimum of six months from the date of arrival, and an air ticket showing that the traveller will be leaving the country.

Other visa conditions include: Polio vaccination certificate; confirmed hotel reservation in one of the country’s hotels; Fully vaccinated with vaccines approved by the Ministry of Public Health and completing a period of 14 days after the last dose; Must have a certificate confirming negative PCR test completed during 48 hours from the time of arrival.

The visitors have been asked to register themselves on the Ehteraz platform (WWW.EHTERAZ.GOV.QA) to obtain the approval of Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health before travelling.

Passengers who have not received both doses of the vaccine 14 days prior to arrival will not be allowed to enter, according to the policy.