The full-stay hotel reservation option for visitors seeking a visa on arrival in Qatar has returned to the Discover Qatar website, with reservations available from April 14. The website provides a link to the Ministry of Interior (MoI) website (https://portal.moi.gov.qa/qatarvisas/faq.html) and says: “Hotels available on this page are exclusively available to those who are required by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar to purchase a hotel reservation in order to satisfy their visa application.”
“For more information on the visa requirement, please visit the Ministry of Interior website,” it says, urging people to read the terms and conditions (https://www.discoverqatar. qa/terms-and-conditions/voa-hotel-terms/) before finalizing their booking.
The website also states that for those who need the help of a travel agent to make their hotel reservation, the following travel agencies are accredited to sell Discover Qatar hotels:
* State of the Art, India: +91 99 3036 0346
* PCG, Iran: +98 21 8850 8050
* Travel with Flair, Pakistan: +92 51 2601658 and +92 51 2601659
Those in need of assistance from Discover Qatar can call +974 4423 7103 (open 24 hours).
Discover Qatar had added the Visa on Arrival hotel booking option for Indian, Pakistani and Iranian nationals more than a week ago but later removed it. On Wednesday, the Visa on Arrival hotel booking option was found to be back on the Discover Qatar website. The hotel reservation obligation has always existed for certain nationalities, but it is now made compulsory by Discover Qatar for those who need it.