A valid visa is required to enter the country. Transit passengers can simultaneously book the hotel offer after booking a Qatar Airways ticket and applying for a free transit visa. In the event a visa is not approved, ticket penalties will be waived as per the terms and conditions of the free transit visa and the passenger will be entitled to rebook without a Stopover with no penalties or fees.
However, Stopover hotel bookings and ancillary services are refundable as per the terms and conditions.
Also, passengers can secure a hotel stay if they are one of 80 nationalities eligible for visa-free entry into Qatar. Other nationalities can either apply for the free Qatar transit visa or a Qatar tourist visa to visit Qatar.
Entry into Qatar will be at the discretion of the immigration authorities. Discover Qatar is not responsible for the decisions made by the immigration authorities.