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Qatar to grant on-arrival visa to Pakistani nationals

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Pakistani nationals will now be granted on-arrival visa in Qatar for a fee of QAR 100 for a term of 30 days, which can be extended for another 30 days on request. 

The applicant must have a valid passport for at least six months, a confirmed return ticket, a polio vaccination certificate, and a confirmed hotel reservation in one of Qatar’s hotels during the visit time to qualify for the tourist visa-on-arrival programme. 

Pakistanis visiting Qatar must be completely vaccinated against the coronavirus, as permitted by the Ministry of Public Health, and must have a COVID-19 test report that is negative 48 hours prior to their arrival in Qatar. 

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The new immigration policy has been communicated to all airlines and concerned departments. 

Before travelling, tourists must register on the Ehteraz portal to acquire authorisation from Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health (www.ehteraz.gov.qa). 

Passengers who have not had both doses of the vaccine 14 days prior to their arrival will be denied entry. 

Following are the new visa conditions for Qatar

  • Valid passport for at least 06 months
  • Confirmed return ticket
  • Polio vaccination certificate
  • Confirmed hotel reservation in one of the country’s hotels during the visit period.
  • 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.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for all Pakistanis to visit a real Arabian jewel in the heart of the Gulf, a country known for its heritage, ingenuity, and friendliness, and now with the extra bonus of visa-free entrance. 

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