QATAR LAUNCHES ETA SYSTEM
Qatar's Ministry of Interior (MoI) and Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) made an announcement in September that Qatar will now make Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) available to visitors of all nationalities who hold valid residence permits or visas from either the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Schengen countries, or the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
This new system, effective from September 27, 2017, will allow eligible visitors to obtain an ETA by completing a simple online application prior to travel at www.qatarvisaservice.com.
As part of the application, applicants will be required to provide proof of accommodation (e.g. hotel booking), details of their return (or onward) travel, a copy of their passport with a minimum validity of six months, and a copy of their residence permit or visa to the aforementioned countries, with a minimum validity of 30 days.