Entry information for travel to Qatar

Entry requirements for Qatar
Please see below the latest informaton available from www.gov.uk with regard to travelling and working n Qatar.
British Citizen passport holders can get a visa on arrival in Qatar. Payment for a visa on arrival is by credit card only. If you hold one of the other types of British nationality, you must get a visa before you travel.
Passport validity
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Qatar.
Emergency Travel Document
UK Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) are not valid for entry into Qatar.  However, ETDs are accepted for airside transit and exit from Qatar.
Living and working in Qatar
Under Qatari law an employer must give permission for an employee to leave Qatar. If you are seeking work in Qatar, you should ask potential employers whether they operate under an exemption from this law, as it may affect the terms and conditions of your employment.
If you are applying for a residence permit, you will have to undergo a medical test including blood tests and a chest X-ray. The tests screen for diseases including, but not restricted to, HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B and C. Testing positive may lead to further tests and possible deportation.
Under Qatar sponsorship laws, an employee wishing to change from one sponsor to another must get a No Objection Certificate (NOC). A sponsor is not obliged to give an NOC to an employee. Without an NOC, an employee must leave Qatar at the end of their employment, and may not return to work in Qatar for 2 years.

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