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Qatar Quits Instant Tourist Visa for US Citizens?

Rumor has it that The Government of Qatar recently informed the U.S. Embassy that as of May 1, 2010 U.S. citizens will no longer be able to apply for tourist visas on arrival in Qatar.

U.S. citizens who plan on travelling to Qatar after May 1, 2010 should contact their nearest Qatari Embassy ( or the Ministry of Interior ( for details on how to apply for their visa.

That’s a fairly spectacular change, and sort of short notice . . .

April 1, 2010 Posted by | Bureaucracy, Doha, Political Issues, Qatar | 3 Comments