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Qatar to Welcome More Visitors with New Electronic Visitor Authorisation System

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Qatar Airways is pleased to welcome even more visitors from around the world to Qatar with the new electronic visitor authorisation system, launched recently by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC). 

The new electronic visitor authorisation system will enable residents of Qatar to invite family and relatives from around the world to visit Qatar during the exciting ‘Summer in Qatar’ programme and obtain a free visa upon arrival after applying through this online portal.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker, said the new electronic visitor authorisation system helps solidify Qatar’s ranking as the most open country in the region in terms of visa facilitation.

The implementation of this system is a significant achievement for Qatar, as it streamlines the application process, enabling visitors of all nationalities to apply to enter our country and receive free visa upon arrival.’

He said that the important initiative developed by MOI and QNTC will allow the country to welcome even more visitors from even more countries, to experience the many exciting attractions during the ‘Summer in Qatar’ programme.

The UN World Tourism Organization recently ranked Qatar as the ‘Most Open Destination in the Middle East’ and the eighth most open destination worldwide in terms of visa facilitation. The new visa facilitation during the ‘Summer in Qatar’ programme will further enhance Qatar’s openness. To learn more about ‘Summer in Qatar’ events, visit

Qatar Airways has also recently partnered with QNTC to offer passengers up to 25% discount on airfares for all flights to Doha (as final destination) from more than 160 destinations worldwide, on bookings up to 15 August, enabling customers to enjoy the fun-filled ‘Summer in Qatar’ activities. Visit to book your flight.

Passengers already booked on Qatar Airways flights can also take advantage of a unique stopover package designed to give travellers transiting through Qatar the opportunity to discover Doha with amazing luxury hotel stays and complimentary transit visas.

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