Qatar’s Ministry of Interior, Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar Airways have announced that Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries including the UK, effective immediately.

Citizens of the UK wishing to visit Qatar will no longer need to apply or pay for a visa; instead, a multi-entry waiver will be issued free-of-charge at the port of entry, upon presentation of a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket.


British nationals will not require prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival in Qatar. The waiver will be valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and entitle its holder to spend up to 30 days in Qatar, during either a single trip or on multiple trips. This waiver may be extended for a further 30 days.

These developments come as part of a series of measures that Qatar has taken to facilitate visitor access to the country.