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Visitors’ Health Insurance Now Required to Enter Qatar (February 22, 2023)
February 22, 2023

U.S. Embassy Doha

Message for U.S. Citizens

Visitors’ Health Insurance Now Required to Enter Qatar

Visitors to Qatar are now required to have a health insurance policy.  This insurance covers emergency and accident services only, with a premium of QR50 per month at the initial issuance and upon extension of the visitor’s visa.  Details on this requirement and how to purchase insurance are available here.  The Ministry of Public Health recommends that visitors purchase this insurance prior to travelling to Qatar.


COVID Testing Required for Travelers Coming From China

All travelers (Qatar citizens, residents and visitors) entering Qatar who are coming from China are required to provide a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of the time of departure to the State of Qatar.  For travelers from other locations, COVID testing is not currently required for entry to Qatar.  Full details on Qatar’s travel, testing, and quarantine policies are available at MOPH’s Travel and Return Policy page.


Hayya Card Validity Extended

The Ministry of Interior has extended Hayya Card validity to enter Qatar through January 24, 2024.  To enter Qatar using a Hayya Card, the card holder must have the following:

  • Proof of hotel reservation or accommodation with family or friends approved via the online Hayya Portal.
  • A passport valid for no less than three months upon arrival in the State of Qatar.
  • Visitors’ health insurance as described above.
  • A return ticket.

No additional fees are required.  Additionally, Hayya Card holders can use Hayya with Me to invite up to three family members or friends.  Note that Hayya Card applications are no longer open and the above applies only to current cardholders.


For further travel and security information: