Pakistani visitors to Qatar can now get free visas on arrival at Qatar’s airport.
These visas are good for a 30-day stay and can be extended for an additional month, according to the Qatari embassy in Pakistan.
Qatar Airways was expected to update its website late last month to reflect the change, and the Pakistani embassy in Qatar tweeted about it as well.
However, the news was only confirmed by Qatari authorities in Islamabad this week.
The move comes after Qatar announced a new visa-free scheme for visitors of 80 nationalities in early August.
At the time, Pakistanis and many others lamented that their countries were not on the list.
The offer was extended to populous nations like India, Russia, and China, but not most African, South Asian, and Arab countries such as Nepal, Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Egypt.
- To be eligible for the visa on arrival, Pakistani travelers must present passports with at least six months validity.
- A return ticket is also needed.
- The traveler must also have at least QR 5,000 in cash or a valid credit card.
- Additionally, a certificate of vaccination against polio is also needed.
It is not mandatory to fly with Qatar Airways in order to obtain a free on-arrival visa.