Qatar cancels visa requirement for nationals of 80 countries, Latvia included
On Wednesday, 9 August, Qatar cancelled visa requirement for nationals of 80 countries, including Latvia. According to the new scheme for citizens of 33 countries, mainly from the Schengen Area, there is no need for them to buy a visa. Those residents are
Only a valid passport in needed to enter Qatar. Citizens of other 47 countries, including USA, UK and Japan, are allowed to stay in Qatar for up to 30 days, with an option to extend the term to 30 days. «Qatar is currently the most open country in the region,» said manager of Qatar Tourism Agency Hassan al Ibrahim. «We are happy to invite guests to discover our famous hospitality, cultural heritage and rich nature.»
In June, Qatar’s neighbours Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates broke diplomatic ties and transport connections with the country, accusing it of supporting terrorists and having too close ties with Iran.Qatar denies these accusations and views the ultimatum imposed by Arab countries as breach of its sovereignty.