New four-day stopover visa created in Qatar for international transitors

New four-day stopover visa created in Qatar for international transitors
Qatar Airways, Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar’s Ministry of Interior have announced a revised tourism visa scheme for passengers who travel through Doha, a move made to enhance the vision of Qatar as a world-class stopover destination.
 
“Qatar Airways serves millions of people from around the world as they journey across our network of more than 150 destinations,” Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker said. “Whether traveling for business or leisure, we want to enrich the journey of all of our passengers and we are restructuring our fares to reflect this initiative and to promote stopovers to travelers. We are excited to offer our passengers the opportunity to taste the cultural highlights that the city of Doha and the State of Qatar have to offer.”
 
With the new visa, passengers coming through Hamad International Airport, so long as their transit time is a minimum of five hours, can stay in Qatar for up to four days without applying for an entrance visa. This new pass is free of charge and available upon arrival at Hamad International Airport. Passengers of all nationalities are welcome.
 
“Promoting visa facilitation is a priority for tourism development worldwide and a key element in the competitiveness of tourism destinations,” UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai said. “We congratulate Qatar for announcing, very auspiciously on the occasion of the World Tourism Day, a new milestone change in the country’s transit visa scheme.”

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