Recently Qatar has opened its borders to visitors and enabled visas on arrival for Indians who are Fully Vaccinated. Below is a detailed description of how to travel to Qatar from India.
A passport that is valid for more than 6 months.
Both doses of Covishield or any approved vaccine by MOPH and 14 days should have passed by the date of travel.
Return ticket from Qatar.
Hotel booking or 10 days Quarantine booking (Mandatory as of 2nd Aug 2021).
International ATM card with a minimum balance of 5000QR or 100000INR.
Negative RT-PCR result taken 72 hours before arrival.
Etheraz Entry Approval.
Once you have your tickets and hotel booking or quarantine booking done, the only document pending is the RT-PCR result. Once you receive the same you need to apply for an entry permit in Etheraz.
You need to create an account on the website to create a new application. You can access the website from here.
Once logged in you need to click on the new application. Fill in the details and click save and continue.
Next, click on the visitor selection and fill in the remaining details. Since its visa on arrival leave the visa number coloum blank.
You need to ensure you select you are vaccinated and the details of your vaccine are mentioned.
In the attachment, section attach the corresponding documents which are Passport Copy, PCR, Vaccine certificate, Hotel booking, or Quarantine booking, and finally attach your return ticket as others in the same section.
Once you are done with attaching all necessary documents complete the application. If all your documents are right you shall receive the approval in 10-15mins. Ensure you print this and keep this copy with you as this is the most important document for you to leave India.
Process In India (Cochin International Airport)
At the time of check-in your ticket copy, Negative PCR result, quarantine booking, and vaccine certificates will be checked. Upon this, you shall be issued your boarding pass.
In the immigration section apart from the above, additional checks such as proof of funds(5000QR) will be verified. Also, the reason for travel, local contact person, details of stay, the return ticket will also be verified.
Once immigration is complete, before boarding the flight your passport, vaccine certificate, and negative PCR result will be verified multiple times.
Process in Qatar
Once you arrive your hotel booking will be verified by Airport officials. After this, you go to immigration, and at this counter just submit your passport and hotel booking details and you will be immediately issued a visit visa valid for one month. You can extend this visa for another month too.
Upon immigration completion, you will be able to collect your bags and then move to the discover Qatar counter. From this counter, they will redirect you to a cab to be taken to your respective hotel which you have booked.
Once you reach your hotel you will need to spend the next 10 days inside your room. You can also log in to the Etheraz Mobile application and see that your status will be in quarantine. On the 9th day, a PCR test will be done from your room and if found negative you will be free to leave the next day once the result arrives.