Qatar has switched its visa policies in a more liberal manner. The new initiative is part of government efforts to promote tourism. Passengers passing through Qatar’s Hamad International Airport can now get a free four-day transit visa. The new visa is applicable for all passengers with a layover exceeding four hours.
Previously transit passengers had to apply for an entry visa ahead of time and were required to have a minimum layover of eight hours. The duration was also limited to two days. This new pass is free of charge and available upon arrival at Hamad International Airport. Passengers of all nationalities are welcome.