In an effort to boost tourism in the region, Qatar Airways has announced the launch of new electronic visitor authorisation system by Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar and Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC). This system will enable residents of Qatar to invite family and relatives from across the globe to visit Qatar during the ‘Summer in Qatar’ programme. Visitors can acquire free visa upon arrival after applying through .

Furthermore, state-owned flag carrier of Qatar has also partnered with QNTC to offer discounts of up to 25 per cent on airfares for all flights to Doha from more than 160 destinations worldwide. This is on for bookings until August 15, thereby enabling visitors to enjoy Summer in Qatar activities which include edutainment, sports camps, retail discounts across nine Doha malls and authentic experiences by Qatar museum among others. Click here to know more about Summer in Qatar 2019.

Commenting on this new system, Akbar Al Baker, group chief executive, Qatar Airways said, “The new electronic visitor authorisation system helps solidify Qatar’s ranking as the most open country in the region in terms of visa facilitation.

“The implementation of this system is a significant achievement for Qatar, as it streamlines the application process, enabling visitors of all nationalities to apply to enter our country and receive a free visa upon arrival. We are proud to offer a warm Qatari welcome to visitors from around the world, and look forward to offering them a taste of our genuine Arabian hospitality.”