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Qatar has updated its entry requirements for visitors to the country
According to the state’s Ministry of Interior, the validity of Hayya Cards will be extended until January 24, 2024. Those who obtained a Hayya Card for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 can now gain a free multiple-entry permit to Qatar and use of the e-gate system at state ports, provided they fulfill the following conditions:
- Proof of hotel reservation or accommodation with family or friends approved via the online Hayya Portal
- A passport valid for no less than three months upon arrival in Qatar
- Health insurance valid for the duration of the stay in the country, from the approved list of insurance companies from the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)
- A valid return ticket
International fans with Hayya Cards can also access the ‘Hayya with Me’ feature, which allows them to invite up to three family members or friends to visit Qatar.
In addition, the MoPH has also made health insurance mandatory for all visitors to Qatar, as of February 1, 2023. To enter, visitors must now purchase the Mandatory Visitors’ Health Insurance policy, for QAR 50 valid for 30 days, from the list of authorized Qatari providers. Click here for the list.
For more information about the Mandatory Visitors’ Health Insurance policy, click here.