No alcohol, narcotics or pork-related products may be brought in through customs – and no pornographic materials. Goods originating from Israel may also pose problems.
Visa-free for citizens of 80 countries.
In August 2017, Qatar removed visa requirements for citizens of 80 countries, including Australia, the European Union, New Zealand, the UK and the US. Visa waivers are issued on arrival.
Multi-entry tourist and business visas are applied for through a Qatari embassy or consulate. Three passport-size photos, an application form filled out in triplicate and a letter from the hosting company is required. These visas are issued within 24 hours.
Visa extensions valid for two weeks can be obtained through your hotel or a travel agent.
Charges for overstaying are high.