Ok not everyone… but there’s new news about the change to the Visa rules.
Limafoxtrot first made a post about the fact that Qatar was changing the rules so that everyone had to go and get visas from an embassy rather than on arrival at the airport. (New Visa Rules from 1st of May)
However it looks like things have changed again! Adam_new posted:
Am not sure if this is true and it would be useful if anyone else can either confirm or deny it but i have heard this morning from a reliable source that the introduction of the new visa regulations has been delayed for an indefinite period”
Lucky for everyone it IS true, read the Qatar News Agency article here (Visa on arrival rule for 33 countries stays)
To be honest, Qatar’s a neutral country. Just because there are other countries in the Middle East that might seem to have a bad image, the west has grouped the whole region as a ‘threat’. The Qatari population is around 250,000, getting into Qatar isn’t the easiest of things to do, and obtaining a Qatari passport is near impossible, so I don’t see a major threat from Qatar at all.
Let’s all pray that it’ll be easier for Qataris to travel 😛 I hated the fact that I had to go through so much paper work with the Japanese embassy. I’d like to pay for a visa on arrival please!