(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
To make procedures easier for Qatar's visitors, the Ministry of Interior recently launched, on its official website, a new link about visas, allowing visitors to search for visas based on nationality and residence.
This came under the Ministry's framework which aims to ease visas to the country. The new link offers many options such as the types of visas, how to avail them and how to extend them. It also shows the rules related to every type of visa, in addition to some general tips.
The Ministry also asked people to participate in an online discussion on the website about their opinion of the new procedures related to visas, and if they have any suggestion or experiences of entering Qatar. It also asks people to write if they find any problems or obstacles.
The launching of the new link coincided with the official celebration of World Tourism Day, which was held in Doha on September 27, under the theme of Sustainable Tourism-A Tool for Development' and attracted a number of high-level officials from the international tourism sector. It also came at a time when the country witnesses big development to be a tourist destination.
The MoI earlier announced that Qatar is now visa-free for citizens of over 80 countries around the world, in addition it had eased procedures to citizens of many other countries. With this announcement, Qatar is now the highest in the region in terms of number of nationalities eligible to enter visa-free, making it the most open country in the region.
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