Qatar Travel Vaccines and Advice
Abundant nature, cosmopolitan cities, outstanding seaside resorts, and remarkable sights are some of the wonderful things that await you in Qatar. The capital Doha is adorned with beautiful white houses and mosques and the Arab Museum of Modern Art. Qatar also offers a museum of Islamic art, home to works dating back to the 7th and 19th century. Dukhan is another striking city with a beautiful coastline. If you want to explore something a little more unique, take a boat around the islands of Shara’o and the islets of Al Shafliyeh. Taste the local gastronomy of Qatar through dishes of lamb, mutton, fried fish and grilled chicken served with a bowl of rice or green salad.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Qatar
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Qatar
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Qatar
Medical Care in Qatar
Hamad General hospital is a public health institution offering quality care. It is also possible to receive routine care in Al-khor Hospital.
Major cities provide numerous pharmacies, and therefore accessing drugs proves no problem. Despite the easy access, it is always advisable to bring a pharmacy kit with you on a trip.
In the event of an emergency whilst vacationing in Qatar, call 999. In order to call for private ambulance services, the Doha Clinic Hospital can be reached at +974 4438 4333 and offers a wide range of medical services. In the event of more serious health problems, medical evacuation by plane will be required.
Is Qatar Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Road safety||Caution required in off-roads; High risk of accidents|
|Public transportation||Only use official taxis and avoid sharing them|
|Women’s safety||Risk present|
|Health||Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) warning|
|Risk level||High degree of caution|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Qatar?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Both, a visa and a passport are required to enter Qatar. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of departure. The obtained visa will be valid for 30 days.
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Embassy of Canada to Qatar information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Qatar
Tornado Tower, 30th Floor,
Majlis Al Taawon Street, Doha
Tel.: (974) 4419-9000
Fax: (974) 4419-9035
Email: [email protected]