The organisation recently updated its visa openness rankings, confirming Qatar’s recent visa facilitation improvements including allowing nationals of 88 countries to enter Qatar visa-free and free-of-charge.
Actions Qatar has taken to improve visa facilitation include introducing an online platform for efficient and transparent visa processing and e-visas, as well as a free 96-hour transit visa doubling the time stopover passengers can remain in the country.
Since the introduction of these changes, year-on-year arrivals from India have grown 18 percent, from China 43 percent and from Russia a huge 366 percent. None of these markets now need a visa to visit Qatar. UNWTO measures the mobility of citizens based on their ability to travel seamlessly to other countries