Travel tips

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, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar is pleased to provide some important guidelines to help those who wish to travel abroad:

  • Ensure that the passports and/or identity cards are valid and effective.
  • Obtain visas and entry visas from countries that require such visas in advance.
  • Comply with the laws and regulations of 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.
  • For servants and non-Qatari companions, the sponsor must inquire about the visas and procedures and has to comply with the laws of the hosting country.
  • It is preferred not to carry gold jewelry and valuables while traveling.
  • Watch your children in gatherings and markets.
  • In the event of any problem you must immediately inform the nearest embassy notify the officials of the facts of the problem.
  • If you are interrogated in any case 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 the mission in the event of loss of passport.
  • Do not carry a large amount of cash, surmounting 10,000 euro, during travel and keep any currency exchange receipt safe.
  • On arrival at your destination, you should declare any large amount of cash, as failing to do this may results in prosecution.