Travel restrictions to Qatar

Last updated: 03 April 2023

Who can travel?

Open to all visitors subject to meeting the visa and passport entry requirements.

All Hayya card holders are allowed to enter Qatar until 10 January 2024 provided they hold:

  • passport valid for a period of not less than 3 months;
  • valid return ticket;
  • proof of a confirmed hotel reservation or proof of hosting family or friends issued by the Hayya platform;
  • valid Hayya entry permit verifiable via electronic barcode or through the Hayya application;
  • valid health insurance policy from an accredited insurance company listed by the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar at

Effective from 01 February 2023, the following categories of passengers eligible for visa on arrival are required to hold valid health insurance covering the intended period of stay in Qatar:

  • citizens of eligible countries;
  • GCC residents;
  • companions of the GCC citizens;
  • transit visa holders (e.g. passengers with hotel vouchers);
  • businessmen.

The following categories of passengers are exempt from health insurance requirement:

  • holders of all types of visa issued prior to arrival by an Embassy of Qatar.
  • holders of diplomatic/special passports based on bilateral agreement.
  • holders of approved military cards.
  • flight/cabin crew.

For information about visa requirements, you can refer to the Ministry of Interior website for Qatar.

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