Qatar residents not required an Exceptional Entry Permit from July 12

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Qatar residents not required an Exceptional Entry Permit from July 12

Major Abdullah Al Jasmi, Head of the Administrative Affairs Section at the Ministry of Interior's Airport Passports Department, revealed in an interview with Qatar Television that, as of July 12, 2021, and with the lifting of restrictions, the exceptional entry permit for those coming to the country would no longer be required for residents and those with business visas.

Major Al Jasmi added that citizens could enter the country without an exceptional permit if they meet the entry requirements, which include having a valid Qatar ID and spending no more than six months outside the country. 

He also stated that if Qatar residents have spent more than six months outside the country or their Qatar ID has expired due to some circumstances; they can apply through the government website or Metrash 2, pay the required fees, and return to the country using the same procedures as before the airports were closed last year. 


Travelers arriving in Qatar must register at least 12 hours ahead of time on the Ehteraz website ( and upload the relevant official documentation. They will be given a Travel Authorization, which they must produce to the boarding crew in order to fly to Qatar, or to Immigration officers at the land border.

All citizens, residents, and visitors will be required to register on EHTERAZ with a negative PCR test and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, provided 14 days have passed after the second dosage. They will have to be quarantined if they test positive at the airport.