Qatar visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Qatari Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Zimbabwe citizens can visit Qatar by obtaining an e-visa.
  • The e-visa allows nationals of Zimbabwe to stay in Qatar for a duration of 30 days.
  • Zimbabwe passport holders 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.
  • Tourists 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.
  • Minors must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Qatar from any international airport in Zimbabwe. There are international airports in Harare and Bulawayo.
  • Qatar Airways, PrecisionAir, and Ethiopian Airways are some of the carriers that fly from Zimbabwe to Qatar.
  • The estimated flight time from Harare to Doha, Qatar is 9 hours, 25 minutes and from Bulawayo, it is  13 hours, 45 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), which puts Qatar an hour ahead of Zimbabwe.
  • 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

How long can I stay in Qatar without a visa?

Zimbabwe passport holders can stay in Qatar for 30 days by applying for an e-visa a couple of days before the initial travel date.

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.

Can I wear shorts in Qatar?

Qatar is an Islamic country, and people dress in a very traditional manner. Although there is no dress code as such for foreigners, it is better to wear modest clothes. This implies no shorts for men and no mini-skirts or tank tops for women.

Is smoking permitted in Qatar?

Qatar law prohibits the importation, sale, and purchase of cigarettes and similar products. Anyone caught with these items are apprehended and arrested.

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