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Pakistan to issue visa on arrival for Qatari passport holders

Pakistan to issue visa on arrival for Qatari passport holders

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will issue visa on arrival to Qatari passport holders, the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday.

A press release by Qatar MOFA states: “Pakistani authorities have decided to grant all Qatari passport holders immediate entry visas (tourist/visit) for one or several trips and for a period of 30 days which is extendable for an additional 30 days.”

A number of requirements will be taken into account which includes: a valid passport for at least six months, a round trip ticket and a cash equivalent of $1500 or a valid credit card.

In March, the government launched an on-arrival visa facility for citizens of five preferred countries on a trial basis. This included citizens of the United Kingdom, Turkey, China, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.

In January, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Pakistan (PTI) government had said it was easing travel restrictions in the hope of reviving tourism by offering visas on arrival to visitors from 50 countries and electronic visas to 175 nationalities.

The new visa regime comes after some countries eased travel advisories on Pakistan in light of improvements in security.