Travel Advice

As part of the State of Qatar's endeavor to facilitate the travel and accommodation of its citizens and to protect them from any difficulties or obstacles they may encounter while traveling, MOFA is pleased to provide some important guidelines to help those who wish to travel abroad:

  • Ensure that the passports and/or identity cards, if required, are valid and effective.
  • Obtain visas and entry visas in advance for countries that require such visas.
  • Comply with the laws and regulations of the host country and adhere to travel conditions and international aviation regulations, and avoid carrying prohibited items.
  • Keep official documents such as passports, airline tickets and personal valuables in a safe place.
  • Do not pawn your passport or ID card to any party in any way.
  • If you are accompanying servants or non-Qatari companions, the sponsor must inquire about the visas and procedures in this regard.
  • It is preferred not to carry golden jewelry and valuables while traveling.
  • Watch your children in gatherings and markets.
  • In the event of any problem - God forbid - you must immediately inform the nearest embassy or consulate of the State of Qatar and notify the officials of the facts of the problem.
  • Do not allow the security services in the host country to search your accommodation without a search warrant from the competent authority.
  • If you were, in any case, interrogated with you must inform the mission of the State immediately.
  • Ensure the official capacity of the people who ask you to show your identity.
  • Keep the numbers of Qatar's Embassy in the host country with you for reference when necessary.
  • Keep the number of your passport and ID for reference when calling in the mission in the event of loss of passport.
  • Do not carry a large amount of cash during travel and keep any Currency Exchange receipts.
  • On arrival at your destination, you should declare any large amount of cash, as failing to do this may result in prosecution.