1. Entry requirements or, for non-UK citizens, the Visa Info Tool on our apps dashboard
  2. Health
  3. Tourist Info Fact Box (bottom of page)

Summary

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Advice current as at 4:00 am 18 Jul 2019.

Around 20,000 British nationals live in Qatar, and approximately 130,000 visit annually. Most visits are trouble-free.

Since June 2017, following the decision by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, the land border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia has been closed. All flights between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain are also suspended until further notice. These measures are likely to lead to some disruption for travellers in the region. You should check with your airline before you travel. Direct flights between the UK and Qatar aren’t affected.

Restrictions on entry to the UAE have also been placed on certain holders of Qatari Residence Permits. These restrictions don’t apply to British nationals.

Terrorist attacks in Qatar can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

You can contact the emergency services by calling 999 (police, fire and ambulance).

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Qatar
Currency: Qatari Rial (QAR)
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QAR
Dialling Code: 974
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 2,527,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Arabic (official language) 89%


Capital City(s):
Doha
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Telephone Area Code:
Population: 339,847
Latitude: 25.3 Longitude: 51.5333333333



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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