Qatar Duty Free Allowances

Here is our guide to your duty free allowances for arriving travellers and visitors to Qatar, or State of Qatar or Dawlat Qaṭar.

Qatar Duty Free AllowancesYour arrival airport is Doha International Airport (DOH) which serves as hub for Qatar Airways. The new airport, New Doha International Airport (NDIA) is expected to be completed in 2013.For additional information on tax and duty free shopping, see our guide to Shopping at Doha International Airport

Individual adult duty free allowances for Qatar are:
Personal Effects
Baggage including clothes and personal possetions are exempt from duty. These exemptions extend to your mobile phone, laptop, camera and electrical appliances for your own personal use.
Books, magazines and computer disks must not contain indecent material.
There are no allowances on any alcohol and alcohol may not be imported under any circumstances.
A duty free tobacco allowance is set at 400 Cigarettes or equivalent.
You are permitted a reasonable amount for your own personal use.
Gifts & presents
Personal gifts and presents are permitted and are excluded from duty.All of the above are to be no more in total value than 3000 QAR (Qatari Riyal)

Please remember to check before you travel as rules and regulations may change

Visa Requirements

Qatar grants tourist visas both in advance and on arrival for nationals of over 30 countries. To check your status and visa availability please follow this link to the official Qatari Ministry of Interior website;