Tourism

Qatar visa requirements for Gambians

Qatari Visa is not required for Gambians

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Facilities for an electronic visa is made available for Gambia citizens travelling to Qatar for a period of 30 days.
  • Visitors are required to possess passports valid for the proposed duration of stay.
  • Visitors are expected to leave at least two blank pages on their passports to obtain visa stamps.
  • A certificate of vaccination is not required to travel to Qatar.
  • Proof of sufficient funds is required by presenting evidence such as pay stubs, traveller’s cheques, and a most recent bank statement.
  • Travellers must also have evidence of confirmed hotel reservation and any major credit card or at least USD 1,400.
  • There are no currency restrictions on entering or departing Qatar.
  • All travellers are not required to pay any airport tax upon departing from the airport.
  • The estimated flight time from Banjul, the Gambia to Qatar is 9 hours, 25 minutes.
  • Qatar is on the Arabian Standard Time zone (GMT+3) making Qatar 3 hours ahead of The Gambia.
  • Some HIV/AIDS entry restrictions exist for visitors visiting Qatar.
  • Customs regulations are strict regarding alcohol, narcotics, pork products, weapons or weapons-related articles (handcuffs, laser pointers, etc.) and pornographic/sexually-related materials in Qatar.
  • Incidents involving obscene language, gestures, or insulting comments often result in arrest, overnight imprisonment and fines.
  • Religion is a very sensitive issue in Qatar so travellers are advised to treat any discussions on religion with care and caution. The law provides for a prison sentence of up to seven years for defaming, desecrating, or committing blasphemy against Islam, Christianity, or Judaism. 
  • Flogging is employed as a punishment for alcohol consumption or illicit sexual relations.
  • The law also restricts public worship for non-Islamic faiths.
  • While you may import religious material for personal use, do not bring religious materials into the country for proselytizing purposes as this is prohibited.
  • Pets are cleared for entry into Qatar if they are carried in a clean and lockable cage suitable for the size of the animal and designed for air travel and accompanied by an official certificate of veterinary health, which confirms that the animal is cleared for air travel, free from disease and vaccinated.
  • Firearms require special permission in advance from the Ministry of Defense, Government of Qatar.
  • There are no restrictions on importing or exporting local currency (Qatar Riyal-QAR) and foreign currencies other than Israeli currency.
  • Transport within Qatar is made with mass-transit options such as a Doha Metro, a light-rail system and more extensive bus networks.
  • Arabic is the official language of Qatar, with Qatari Arabic the local dialect.
  • English is particularly useful for communication with Qatar’s large expatriate community.
  • Qatar is the world’s biggest buyer in the art market by value based on this reason, art is at the center of the country’s tourism.