VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa required

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa required

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, with or without a residence permit in Qatar, starting from November 1st, may travel to Qatar without a PCR or antigen test. A permit is required to enter the country, which is obtained through the Hayya application, and also has the function of a visa. The need to register via the website www.ehteraz.gov.qa has also been abolished. There is no quarantine for vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens of the Republic of Serbia (residents and non-residents), but this obligation exists only for those who have tested positive for covid-19. The Ehteraz application is installed and activated only in the event of a need to visit healthcare facilities, where it is mandatory to wear masks. A PCR test is not required for transit through Hamad Airport in Doha, unless the destination country of travel requires such a test. It is recommended, especially before the planned trip, to check the current information on the conditions of entry through the website of the Ministry of Health of Qatar www.moph.gov.qа, due to frequent changes.

Private health insurance is recommended for all travellers entering the country, and the Ministry of Health of Qatar also recommends a covid-19 vaccination before traveling to Qatar.     

 

Entry regime during the World Cup in football

 

Starting from November 1, 2022 until December 23, 2022, it will be possible to enter Qatar only with the "Hayya" application, which will have the function of a visa and a permit to enter stadiums. It will also be possible to use the public transport for free with the application. Holders of the "Hayya" application will be able to stay in Qatar until January 23, 2023.

Registration via the website www.ehteraz.gov.qa is not required, and the Ehteraz application is installed and activated only in the event of a need to visit healthcare facilities, where it is mandatory to wear masks.

Issuance of regular tourist and other visas will resume on December 23, 2022.

The obligation to test for the corona virus (antigen or PCR test) before or after arrival in Qatar has been abolished.

During the World Cup, the Embassy's mobile phone on duty will be +97433686114, as well as the e-mail addresses embsrbqat@gmail.com and srb.emb.qatar@mfa.rs, and the Embassy will also have an outpost information desk in the DECC convention centre. Since this is only an information desk, consular services will not be provided to citizens of Serbia in this centre, but they will be provided regularly on the premises of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia.

All travelers who entered Qatar before November 1st and have "Hayya" card have the possibility to re-register their visa as a "fan visa" in police station;

- starting from December 2nd, travelers will be able to get a travel permit through the "Hayya" application even though they do not have pre-purchased tickets for matches,

- the passport has to be valid until March 22nd 2023, at least,

- all details related to the World Cup and changes in travel conditions should be followed on the website www.qatar2022.qa

It is necessary to comply with the Qatari laws on public order and peace and it is recommended to take into account the traditional and cultural values of the State of Qatar, and to wear clothes that cover the knees and shoulders. Alcohol consumption is allowed only in hotels or designated places, while it is strictly prohibited in public areas, parks and streets.

Private health insurance is recommended, but the most urgent medical assistance will also be available in the public hospitals of the "Hamad" system, without additional costs.

Due to the large number of visitors and the pressure on the healthcare system, it is in the interest of all visitors to have international travel health insurance.

Entry by land from the direction of Saudi Arabia is not recommended, due to special permits through the Hayya application, a non-refundable deposit of 5 thousand riyals and other procedures. Only vehicles with Qatari license plates will be able to enter Qatar freely, while travellers coming to Qatar for a day, as well as buses, will have to park in special places at the border, from where bus and taxi transport to Doha will be organized.

It is not allowed to bring alcohol in your luggage, while you need to have a prescription for psychiatric drugs and painkillers, which is also recommended for other types of drugs.

In addition to Hamad Airport, "Doha International Airport" will also be active.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia need a visa to enter the State of Qatar. For travel purposes, the passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into the country, and the same applies for regulating one’s residence.

No more than 50,000 riyals in cash and valuables (around 14,000 euros, depending on the exchange rate) may be brought in or out of Qatar without reporting it to the customs authorities.

It is also forbidden to bring in chewing tobacco in any form and under any name; electronic cigarettes or hookahs or anything that resembles a cigarette and smoking equipment, but does not contain tobacco (for example sweets or children's toys made in this form); cigarette vending machines and promotional material for advertising or promoting tobacco or tobacco products. Travellers who possess or transport these products will face legal consequences. It is not allowed to bring alcohol in your luggage, while you need to have a prescription for psychiatric drugs and painkillers, which is also recommended for other types of drugs.

In accordance with the Decision of the State of Qatar, holders of ordinary passports of the Republic of Serbia will be issued tourist visas at border crossings ("visa in arrival") free of charge.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT  

 
No social security agreement has been concluded.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION: 

 

HEALTH SITUATION - Weather conditions are difficult, particularly in the period from May to October, when it is very hot.

Travellers should drink bottled water. For more detail, please consult the World Health Organization website.

 

SECURITY SITUATION - Everyday life is normal and the security situation is very stable.

TRANSPORT - There is a modern airport "Hamad International" in Doha, there are daily flights to Belgrade via Qatar Airways. The city has public transport as well as the metro.

Driver’s licenses of the Republic of Serbia should be replaced immediately upon arrival in Qatar, as driving a motor vehicle is not allowed with them.

OTHER INFORMATION - Travellers need to take care how they behave and what they wear. Women are obliged to cover their arms and the skirt length must be below the knee.
Alcoholic drinks are not available in stores, but are available in certain hotels.
The national currency is the Qatari riyal.

 

Contact information:

 

During your stay in Qatar, for consular assistance and protection you may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Doha (Address: Zone 66, WestBay, UmAlSeneem no.5, Doha, Qatar, P.O. Box 22195, Qatar), at the following telephone number: + 974 / 44175181, mobile phone numbers: +974 / 33686114 and +974 / 66939541, as well as e-mails: еmb.srb.qatar@mfa.rs and srb.emb.qatar@mfa.rs.