Hamad International Airport (HIA) advises passengers departing during the Eid Al Adha holidays to check-in online and arrive three hours in the terminal prior to their flight to ensure a smooth travel experience.

Please note that it is essential for departing passengers to present the green health status on their EHTERAZ application or a negative PCR certificate issued no more than 72 hours to enter the terminal building. HIA’s self-service check-in and bag-drop facilities are also available, allowing passengers to check-in, print their boarding passes and bag tags, tag their bags and drop them at the bag drop swiftly before proceeding to border control.

HIA SKYTRAX 3For the convenience and safety of departing and returning passengers, access to the arrival and departure terminal building is restricted to travelling passengers only. Kindly conduct pick-ups and drop-offs at the short-term car park and avoid using the curbside.

Passengers are also recommended to keep themselves updated on the travel requirements of the country they are travelling to for a smooth check-in process at HIA. Passengers are reminded that check-in closes sixty minutes prior to departure time.

During security checks, passengers are requested to ensure that they are not carrying any prohibited items such as liquids, aerosols and gels, and to pack any liquid containers in a clear, re-sealable plastic bag with each being 100-ml or less. Electronic items larger than mobile phones need to be removed from bags and placed in trays for X-ray screening. Small vehicles powered by lithium batteries such as hoverboards are prohibited in carry-on luggage. Passengers are also advised to minimise travelling with pets due to the holiday peak time. Bag Wrap facilities are also available at the HIA terminal.

Passengers departing from HIA are advised to download the ‘HIAQatar’ mobile app (available for both Android and iPhone smartphones) for updates and to assist in making passenger journey more seamless with real-time information about flight status, baggage claim, time, and direction to boarding gates and food, beverage and retail offers from Qatar Duty Free (QDF).

All arriving passengers terminating in Doha must register and upload all required documents on  ehteraz.gov.qa. Following this application, all Doha terminating passengers will be issued a Travel Authorisation, which is required to be presented to the airline at the point of departure, to be allowed to fly to Qatar. Additional information can also be found on the MOPH website.

Make sure to follow the signage within the terminal or ask any of the airport staff for assistance to make your arrival process simple. All travelling passengers must also wear face masks at all times, maintain physical distance and follow all safety guidelines at the airport for their safety.

For updates and more information, visit dohahamadairport.com.

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