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Cypriots no longer need visas for Qatar

Cypriot nationals no longer need a pre-arranged visa to visit Qatar, it was announced on Wednesday.

According to an announcement, nationals of 80 countries – Cyprus among them – can now obtain a visa waiver upon arrival in Qatar.

Cyprus is on the list of 33 countries whose nationals’ visa waiver will be valid for 180 days from the date of issue and entitle its holder to spend up to 90 days in Qatar, during either a single trip or on multiple trips.

The waiver of nationals of a second group of 47 countries – among them the US and the UK –  will be valid for 30 days from the date of issue 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.

Travellers will be required to present a passport valid for at least six months and a return ticket.

“The visa exemption scheme will make Qatar the most open country in the region,” Hassan al-Ibrahim, Chief Tourism Development officer at Qatar Tourism Authority said on Wednesday.

The move is deemed as an effort to encourage air transport and tourism amid a two-month boycott imposed on the Gulf state by its neighbours.

For more information: https://www.visitqatar.qa/plan/visas-requirements.html

 

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