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People fully
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Pre-travel testing (vaccinated): None
Pre-travel testing (unvaccinated): PCR / RAT
Test on arrival (vaccinated): None
Test on arrival (unvaccinated): None

Full Restrictions:


All travellers

The requirements for entering Qatar can be found on the Ministry of Public Health website, along with full details of Qatar’s travel and return policy.

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It is no longer possible to apply for a Hayya Card, and regular entry requirements are now in effect. If you entered Qatar between 1 November and 23 December 2022 on a Hayya Card, you are permitted to remain in country until 23 January 2023.


Visitors and residents entering from all countries other than China are not currently required to take a pre-departure PCR or Rapid Antigen test before travelling to Qatar.

All travellers (Qatar citizens, residents and visitors) regardless of vaccination status, entering Qatar from China are required to submit a negative PCR test result within 48 hours from the time of departure.

You will not be required to pre-register on the Ehteraz health application prior to arrival. However, entry into all public and private healthcare facilities still requires you to present the healthcare status on the Ehteraz app. Visitors may wish to download the Ehteraz app and activate it on arrival in the event they should require access to healthcare facilities. Changes to Qatar’s entry requirements do occur, please continue to check the Ministry of Public Health website for updates.

You may be required to pass through thermal screening or temperature checks on arrival into Qatar at air, land or sea ports.

If you are fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Qatar are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you are not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Qatar are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Children and young people

Entry requirements for Qatar are the same for all travellers aged 6 and above, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Minors age 0-5 years are exempt from testing requirements.


British nationals holding a Qatar residence permit no longer require prior approval to return to Qatar.

If you’re transiting through Qatar

Transiting is when you pass through one country on the way to your final destination.

Transiting through Qatar is permitted for travellers who meet the requirements of their final destination country.

There are no additional requirements for transiting passengers, even if you choose to use the transit hotel within the airport.

Travellers cannot remain in the transit area for more than 24 hours between flights, regardless of whether you are using the transit hotel within the airport.

Further information about transiting through Qatar can be found on the webpage for Hamad International Airport.

Check your passport and travel documents before you travel

Check with your travel provider to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.

Passport validity

If you are visiting Qatar your passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date you arrive.

If you are a resident of Qatar your passport must be valid on arrival.


You can get a free 30-day tourist visa-waiver on arrival in Qatar if you’re travelling on a full British Citizen passport. If you’re travelling for any purpose other than tourism, and/or hold one of the other types of British passport, you must get a visa before you travel.

If you need to stay longer than 30 days, you must extend your visa waiver before it expires through the Ministry of Interior. If you fail to do so, you may receive an overstay fine, which must be paid before leaving Qatar.

You can find further information on visa requirements and extensions on the Qatar Ministry of Interior website

Living and working in Qatar

If you’re applying for a residence permit, you will have to undergo a medical test including blood tests and a chest X-ray. The tests screen for diseases including, but not restricted to, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B and C. Testing positive may lead to further tests and possible deportation.

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