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Qatar now visa-free for Singaporeans and almost 80 other countries

Qatar now visa-free for Singaporeans and almost 80 other countries

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways announced that Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of Singapore and around 80 other countries, effective immediately.

What are the details?

Singaporeans no longer need to secure a visa when entering Qatar and will just obtain a visa waiver upon arrival. The waiver is valid for 30 days from date it was issued. Singaporeans can spend up to 30 days in Qatar either from a single or multiple trips.

If you need to extend you stay, you can do so for 30 more days.

Visa application made easy

Last month, Qatar launched an e-visa platform, through which travellers of all nationalities can apply for tourist and visitor visas with more efficiency and ease.

The country is also considering further enhancements to its visa policy, such as waiving visa requirements for holders of a residence permit or a valid visa from the nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates), United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or the Schengen countries.

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This waiver would allow eligible visitors to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation by completing a simple online application at least 48 hours prior to travel.

Qatar Airways also won The Best Airline of the Year award this 2017, which ensures travel to the Middle Eastern country the most pleasant experience you may ever have on a plane.

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