Qatar visa requirements for Filipinos
Travel and visa requirements
Qatari Visa is not required for Filipinos
Stay Duration: 30 days
- Qatar issues e-visa to Philippine citizens who want to visit Qatar with a stay duration of 30 days.
- The Qatari electronic visa's validity is at the discretion of the Qatari consular.
- Your Philippine international passport must be valid throughout your stay in Qatar, and you must ensure you leave at least, two blank pages on your passport for necessary stampings.
- Certificate of vaccination is not necessarily required from foreigners who are visiting Qatar.
- Proof of Sufficient Funds by presenting evidence of sufficient funds to support visit to Qatar such as pay stubs, traveler's cheques and a most recent bank statement.
- Travelers must also have evidence of confirmed hotel reservation and any major credit card or at least USD 1,400.
- There are no currency restrictions on entering or departing Qatar.
- All travelers are not required to pay any airport tax upon departing from the airport.
- The flight time from Manila, Philippines to Doha, Qatar is estimated to be 10 hours, 20 minutes.
- Philippines Airlines 684, Qatar Airways 933, Qatar Airways 935, and Qatar Airways 929 are the airlines operating to and fro between the two countries.
- Qatar is on the Arabian Standard Time zone (GMT+3), positioning the Philippines to be 5 hours ahead of Qatar.
- +974 is the international telephone code to reach your friends and family in Qatar.
- Some HIV/AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors visiting Qatar.
- Customs regulations are strict regarding alcohol, narcotics, pork products, weapons or weapons-related articles (handcuffs, laser pointers, etc.) and pornographic/sexually-related materials in Qatar.
- Incidents involving obscene language, gestures, or insulting comments often result in arrest, overnight imprisonment and fines.
- Religion is a very sensitive issue in Qatar; treat any discussions on religion with care and caution. The law provides for a prison sentence of up to seven years for defaming, desecrating, or committing blasphemy against Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.
- Flogging is employed as a punishment for alcohol consumption or illicit sexual relations.
- The law also restricts public worship for non-Islamic faiths.
- While you may import religious material for personal use, do not bring religious materials into the country for proselytizing purposes; this is prohibited.
- Pets are cleared for entry into Qatar if they are carried in a clean and lockable cage suitable for the size of the animal and designed for air travel and accompanied by an official certificate of veterinary health, which confirms that the animal is cleared for air travel, free from disease and vaccinated.
- Firearms require special permission in advance from the Ministry of Defense, Government of Qatar.
- There are no restrictions on importing or exporting local currency (Qatar Riyal-QAR) and foreign currencies other than Israeli currency.
- Transport within Qatar is made with Mass-transit options such as a Doha Metro, a light-rail system and more extensive bus networks.
- Arabic is the official language of Qatar, with Qatari Arabic the local dialect.
- English is particularly useful for communication with Qatar's large expatriate community.
- Qatar is the world's biggest buyer in the art market by value based on this reason, art is at the center of the country’s tourism.
- Stealing, prostitution or any form of other social vagary or vice is strictly prohibited and incur serious punishment if in any way excercised or instituted.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do Qatari visas cost?
All Qatari visa cost 100 Riyal except the business visa which cost 200 Qatari Riyal.
What is the local currency of Qatar?
Qatari Riyal sometimes called or spelled as Rial, is the official currency of Qatar. Where 1 Qatari Rial is equivalent to 0.27 USD.
What are the major resources of Qatar?
The main natural resources of Qatar are petroleum and natural gas. These resources and efficient government management of the country's economy gushed the Qatari economy as of 2007 to attain the world's highest per capita income.
What is the Qatari population?
Qatari population as of 2017 is estimated to be 2.6 million.