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Before You Go

Health Insurance

Full travel insurance is advise for travel to Qatar, as medical bills can add up to be extremely expensive. International medical insurance is available for those staying for long periods of time.

Recommended Vaccinations

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies (for those in close contact with animals)
  • Tetanus

In Qatar

Availability & Cost of Health Care

Healthcare standards in Qatar are good. Foreigners must be insured for healthcare via travel insurance, independent medical insurance or by their employer in Qatar, as medical expenses can escalate quickly. There are more than a dozen medical centres and hospitals in and around Doha.

Hamad General Hospital has an emergency room. Medical and dental treatment is available for tourists on a walk-in basis.

Tap Water

Tap water is safe to drink in Qatar.