South Africa visa requirements for Qataris

Travel and visa requirements

South African Visa is not required for Qataris

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • Qatar nationals visiting South Africa are not required to apply for a visa for a stay up to 90 days.
  • Passports of citizens must have two consecutive empty visa pages per entry for entry stamps.
  • Yellow fever issued at least 10 days before arrival is required from travellers at the port of entry.
  • Passport of visitors must be valid for 30 days beyond the stay duration.
  • Local currency (ZAR) up to 25,000 is prohibited from entry and exit but foreign currencies can be unlimited if declared upon entry. No Kruger coins are prohibited also.
  • Children aged 15 years old and younger can be included in a parent's passport on condition that the child is accompanied by the passport bearer.
  • Travellers should have a sufficient means of support and all necessary documents for their next trip including onward or return tickets.
  • All pet animals and their products have to be transported as manifested cargo under an Air Waybill.
  • All travellers to South Africa are not required to pay any airport tax upon departing from the airport.
  • South Africa uses the South Africa Standard Time zone (GMT+2) therefore Qatar is 1 hour ahead of South Africa.
  • The estimated flight time from Doha, Qatar to Johannesburg, South Africa is 8 hours, 14 minutes.
  • In South Africa, the power plugs and sockets are of type D, M and N. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • There are no restrictions on importing and foreign currencies and traveller's cheques so long as the imported sums are declared upon arrival.
  • South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people.
  • South Africa is often referred to as the “rainbow nation” to describe the country's multicultural diversity, especially in the wake of apartheid.
  • South Africa contains some of the oldest archaeological and human fossil sites in the world.
  • South Africa has a generally temperate climate due in part to being surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans on three sides Winters in South Africa occur between June and August.
  • South Africa has 11 official languages which are Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English, Northern Sotho, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Tsonga, Swazi, Venda and Southern Ndebele.
  • The Christians in South Africa are accounted to make a majority of the population followed by Muslims, Hindus, traditional African religion practitioners, Judaism and about 15.1% of the population are without any religious affiliation.
  • Globally, South Africa is popularly known for its towering mountain peaks and breathtaking vistas.
  • South Africa is also known for its nature reserves, highlands for tourist’s skiing, national park, mountains and waterfalls.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is it safe to travel to South Africa?

Crime is a problem, and incidents do occur. However, as a tourist, you can avoid most dangerous situations by simply being aware and making informed choices.


Where is the best place to visit in South Africa?

The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town has around 25 million visitors a year and is considered the most visited tourist attraction in South Africa.


Are there airports in South Africa?

The main international airports in South Africa are the OR Tambo that serves Johannesburg and Pretoria, Lanseria International Airport that serves Johannesburg along with Pretoria, Cape Town International Airport and King Shaka International Airport in Durban, and the Nelspruit International Airport.


Are is the fastest internet providers in South Africa?

Vodacom is South Africa's fastest internet provider which offers the highest average mobile data speeds in the country.


Is it safe to go to the Bahamas?

Yes, it is safe for travellers to visit the Bahamas. However, travellers are to exercise increased caution due to the crime rate. Violent crimes such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assault, is common, especially in the tourist areas. Although the family islands are not crime-free, the vast majority of crime occurs on New Providence and Grand Bahama islands.


What is the best time of year to go to the Bahamas?

The best time to visit the Bahamas is from mid-December to mid-April, which is regarded as the country's peak season. Though temperatures in the Bahamas are great year-round (they rarely dip below 60 degrees), the islands fall within the hurricane belt, so hurricanes may be a factor between June 1 and Nov. 30 (the Atlantic hurricane season).


What is the appropriate way to dress in the Bahamas?

Most people in the Bahamas dress casually so it is normal to see people wear shorts, tees and casual sundresses. However, it is considered rude not to wear cover-ups over swimwear in public places and certain restaurants in the country require a special kind of dressing.