Govt waives visas for 80 na­tion­al­i­ties

Daily Trust - - PHOTO NEWS -

Qatar an­nounced on Wed­nes­day a pro­gram to al­low visa-free en­try for cit­i­zens of 80 coun­tries to en­cour­age air trans­port and tourism amid a twom­onth boy­cott im­posed on the Gulf state by its neigh­bors.

Na­tion­als from dozens of coun­tries in Europe and else­where in­clud­ing In­dia, Le­banon, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United States only need present a valid pass­port to en­ter the gas-rich coun­try which hosts the soc­cer World Cup in 2022.

Na­tion­als of 33 coun­tries will be al­lowed to stay for 180 days and the other 47 for up to 30 days.

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