Via the Hayya portal, residents of Qatar can now host up to five guests to help more foreigners enjoy their tourist visa. Qatar residents need to show their valid QID as well as their proof of address as registered on the Metrash2 app. With these requirements, they can sign up as a host and add a property on the revamped Hayya platform. There is a maximum of five guests only on the registered property.
According to the Hayya portal, “We recommend that your guest applies for Hayya after you have added them to your Family & Friends list. However, they can still be hosted even after they have submitted their application.”
“The relaunched Hayya platform has become the go-to portal for travellers who require a visa to enter Qatar. The Hayya platform will become the country’s single portal for all tourists to enter the country,” says Qatar Tourism Chairman HE Akbar al-Baker.
In order to enter with Hayya, there must be a minimum of three months for passport validity. Other requirements include accommodation, which shows the address in Qatar as well as the booking as hosted by family and friends. This can also be hosted via Discover Qatar. The return flight ticket is a requirement as well, along with the Hayya Entry Visa. The application is free of charge, but entry visa fees will have corresponding rates.
Meanwhile, Hukoomi services have recorded the renewal of health cards and e-contracts as a majority percentage with more than 71% availed in February 2023. This goes to show how efficient and accessible e-services and online platforms are when it comes to the digital transformation of the country.
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