Qatar is the latest country that made some big steps in the international sphere. The state decided to reconsider its visa policies and open up its doors to tourists broader than any other country in the region. Therefore, Qatar announced the introduction of 80 countries to its visa-free list. The measure is already effective which means that many citizens have now the right to visit the region without extra paper work.
Qatar Has Officially Become the Most Open Country in the Region
On Wednesday, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Bake announced through a press conference at Oryx Rotana Hotel the news. The State of Qatar has just become the most open country in the region. The official underlined the fact that many of their neighbors have recently decided to do the opposite and close the borders and skies under stricter regulations.
“This historic announcement comes at a time of historic significance.”
Therefore, citizens of the specified 80 countries are now free to visit the touristic attraction without the need to apply or pay for a visa. All they have to have upon them is a valid passport that is valid for at least six months together with a plane ticket. Once they present such documents, they will receive a multi-entry waiver free of charge.
The New Entries in Qatar’s Visa-Free List Are Split in Two Groups
The new additions to the visa-free list are actually divided into two separate groups. The first one includes 33 nations. These citizens are entitled to a waiver available for 180 days. Its owner can spend 90 days in Qatar and even split these days in multiple vacations. Some of these countries are Bulgaria, Romania, Finland, France, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, and others.
The second category includes 47 nations. These citizens can request a waiver that is valid for 30 days. The holders can enjoy their free passage through several trips within this period of time. On top of that, they can apply to renew their waiver for an additional period of 30 days in Qatar. Some of these countries are Moldova, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican, Venezuela, New Zealand, Thailand, Macedonia, and others.
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