Qatar visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Qatari Visa is not required for Burkinabes

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • The visa policy in Qatar permits nationals of Burkina Faso to visit the country by obtaining an e-visa.
  • The e-visa Permits citizens of Burkina Faso to stay in Qatar for a duration of 30 days.
  • Burkina Faso tourists can extend their stay in Qatar by applying online for an additional 30 days Per Entry period.
  • Intending visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of arrival into Qatar. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Visitors are required to provide a return or onward ticket and proof of enough funds to spend throughout the duration of stay in the country.
  • A detailed printed itinerary of your time in Qatar and a confirmation of accommodation during the stay, which can be in the form of a hotel reservation is needed.
  • Burkinabe minors must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Qatar from any international airport in Burkina Faso. There are international airports in Ouagadougou and Tenkodogo.
  • Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, and Ethiopian Airways are some of the carriers that fly from Burkina Faso to Qatar.
  • The estimated flight duration from Burkina Faso to Doha, Qatar is 13 hours, 35 minutes.
  • Qatar is an Islamic dominated country, with majority off its citizens belonging to the Sunni sector of Islam, while Shiites sector comprise around 10% of Qatar's Muslim population. The government of Qatar recognise the existence of the following churches, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Greek Orthodox, Syrian Orthodox, Coptic, and Indian Christian. 
  • The official language in Qatar is Arabic. Engish is also widely spoken in the country, principally as a foreign language.
  • The Qatari Riyal is the official currency used in Qatar.  Visitors can exchange their foreign currency at various bank and exchange outlets in the country.
  • Qatar has an arid climate, with mild, pleasant winters and hot, humid summers. Sandstorms and dust storms are almost regular. It has two main seasons, a cooler season from December to February, and a hot season from April to October. 
  • The power and socket plug used in Qatar are of Type D and G. The standard voltage is 240 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Museum of Islamic Art, the Pearl-Qatar and Doha corniche are some of the tourist sites that visitors can visit in Qatar.
  • Tourists are advised to budget between $60 to spend per day on expenses in Qatar.
  • Harees, balaleet, saloona, margoog, madrouba and Luqaimat are some of the meals tourists can try during their stay in Qatar.
  • Car rentals, buses and taxis are major means of transportation in Qatar.
  • The timezone in Qatar is the Arabian Standard Time (GMT +3). Qatar is three hours ahead of Burkina Faso.
  • Qatar is one of the countries with very hospitable locals, and tourists can enjoy exploring the country which is surrounded by desserts, and a long Persian (Arab) Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to travel to Qatar?

The best months to visit Qatar are from November to early April. Such climatic conditions allow sightseeing and outdoor activities across the country and these are considered as the peak season for tourists in Qatar.

Can you drink alcohol in Qatar?

It is legal to buy alcohol in Qatar with a permit, and also to drink at licenced bars, clubs and hotels. Nevertheless, drinking in public is banned.

What are the emergency telephone numbers in Qatar?

999 is Qatar's emergency number which can be used to contact the police, ambulance and also the fire department in Qatar.

Can you drink the water in Qatar?

According to the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, tap and bottled water in Qatar is very safe to drink. The quality of Qatar's drinking water is very high.