Qatar visa requirements for Nigerians

Travel and visa requirements

Qatari Visa is not required for Nigerians

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Citizens of Nigeria can visit Qatar by obtaining an e-visa.
  • The e-visa allows Nigerians to stay in Qatar for a duration of 30 days.
  • Nigerian tourists can extend their stay for another 30 days by applying to the immigration department in Qatar.
  • Prospective 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.
  • 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.
  • Visitors are required to have a return or onward ticket and proof of enough funds to spend throughout the duration of stay in the country.
  • Minors must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Qatar from any international airport in Nigeria. There are international airports in Lagos and Abuja.
  • Qatar Airways, Oman Air, EgyptAir, and Kuwait Airways are some of the carriers that fly from Nigeria to Qatar.
  • The estimated flight time from Lagos to Doha, Qatar is 8 hours, 45 minutes and from Abuja, it is  10 hours, 45 minutes.
  • Arabic is the official language spoken in Qatar. Engish is also 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 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.
  • The timezone in Qatar is the Arabian Standard Time (GMT +3), which puts Mauritius 1 hour ahead of Qatar.
  • 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

Is Doha safe for tourists?

Doha is a very safe city for visitors and has very little crime. The locals are well educated and extremely nice to tourists, whom they view as their own guests.

Can I drink the water in Qatar?

The tap water in Qatar is safe for tourists. Tap water in the country is just as safe as bottled water, either locally produced or imported brands.

Can you drink alcohol in Qatar?

Yes, it is legal to buy alcohol in Qatar with a permit, and also to drink in licenced bars, clubs and hotels although drinking in public is banned.

Is smoking permitted in Qatar?

Qatar law also prohibits importation, sale and purchase of electronic cigarettes and similar products.

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