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14 Jul, 2017

Chinese tourists to get visas on arrival in Qatar

Beijing, 11 July 2017, People’s Daily Online — Qatar recently announced that tourists from China will be able to get 30-day visas on arrival for roughly $30.

According to the official WeChat account of the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Chinese foreign ministry on Monday, Chinese tourists only need a passport with at least six months of validity, a return ticket, proof of accommodation, as well as proof of financial support amounting to $1,500 in cash or equalivant credit. An online application is also available. Electronic visas can be obtained via email within 48 hours and visitors can track the progress of the application online.

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The move comes as Qatar seeks to boost tourism amid a boycott by Arab nations, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain.

Regarding the diplomatic crisis, China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang on July 7 said that China hopes the relevant countries can properly solve their differences through dialogue and negotiation and that the situation will stabilize soon.