Qatar travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Qatar with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Qatar.

Qatar travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Qatar with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Qatar - quick facts
Time difference UK +3 hours
Language(s) Arabic, English
Currency Qatari Riyal
Electricity G plug (240V)
Driving side Right

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Qatar weather

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The Qatar weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Doha.

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Qatar travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Qatar from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Qatar.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Qatar travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Qatar with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Qatar, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Qatar covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Qatar with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Qatar travel features

Do you want to learn more about Qatar? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Qatar.

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Qatar FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Qatar including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Qatar due to Covid-19?

Qatar is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Qatar.

Check out Ministry of Public Health, Qatar for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Qatar?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Qatar. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Qatar and the UK?

The time difference between Qatar and the UK is UK time+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Qatar?

The main languages spoken in Qatar are Arabic and English.

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What is the currency in Qatar?

The currency in Qatar is the Qatari Riyal (QAR).

Which plugs are used in Qatar?

Qatar uses electrical plug type G (240 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Qatar?

They drive on the right side of the road in Qatar.

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