What is the change? Qatar’s civil aviation security authorities have announced that all visitors arriving in Doha must show proof of a round-trip ticket.

What does the change mean? Visitors on business, family or tourist visas must present a round-trip ticket to immigration authorities or their entry will be denied and the airline will be responsible for returning the passenger.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate.
  • Visas/permits affected: Business, family and tourist visas.
  • Who is affected: Travelers flying to Doha on business, family or tourist visas.
  • Business impact: Business visitors should make sure they have proof of their return flight when arriving in Doha.

BAL Analysis: Foreign nationals traveling to Qatar for business, family or tourism should be aware of the strict new rule on presenting proof of return travel and the risk of being turned away upon arrival if they fail to present such proof.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Qatar. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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