Qatar announces tourist visa-on-arrival for Pakistanis

 Qatar announces tourist visa-on-arrival for Pakistanis

Qatar announces visa-on-arrival for Pakistani tourists

DOHA, 15 July: Qatar has announced a tourist visa-on-arrival facility for Pakistani nationals, on Thursday.

Pakistani tourists travelling to Qatar will be granted visa-on-arrival for a fee of QAR 100 for a period of 30 days, which can be extended for another 30 days.

To avail the facility, they must have a passport valid for at least 6 months and a confirmed tourist return ticket.

Besides, they should be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and have a negative PCR test conducted 48 hours before arrival in Qatar.

The new immigration policy has been conveyed to airlines.

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