How To Do Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration For Qatar (2021)

In July 2021, Qatar has launched an online pre-travel registration service for travellers arriving in Qatar. The service known as Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration is mandatory for all travellers without a Qatar ID or Qatari passport.

The Ehteraz pre-registration system for those coming to Qatar aims to facilitate the arrival process, verify the health requirements and decide if quarantine is required or the traveller is exempted.

Using this online platform, passengers can upload all required documents, such as vaccination certificates, RT-PCR test results and other relevant data to avoid hassle and long queues at the airport.

Travellers must apply through the Ehteraz website no more than 72 hours prior to arrival time and at least 12 hours before arrival. Note that all travellers (visitors and residents) would also need to submit a negative result of an RT-PCR test done within 72 hours of arrival.

According to MOPH, all visitors will be required to download all official documents and present the travel permit to the airline employees (in case of travelling through Hamad International Airport) to allow them to board the aircraft, or to the immigration employees at the land borders (in the event of travelling through Abu Samra land port).

NOTE: Ehteraz pre-travel registration should not be confused with the Ehteraz mobile app which is a different service to be used once you are inside Qatar. For installing the Ehteraz app, you would need a Qatari SIM card, while Ehteraz pre-travel registration only requires an email id.

30 JULY 2021 UPDATE: According to a new announcement on the MOPH website, Qatar will be introducing a new travel policy from 2nd August 2021 (12 noon) with compulsory hotel quarantine for travellers from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka. It would be 2 days hotel quarantine for those vaccinated/recovered from Qatar. They would be allowed to leave the hotel on the second day if the result of the PCR test is negative. For all others, hotel quarantine will be for 10 days.

This article explains the step-by-step process of how to do the Ehteraz pre-registration and answers frequently asked questions.

Is Pre-Travel Registration Compulsory for All Travellers?

No, as per the latest announcement on 13 July 2021, registering on the Ehteraz website is compulsory only for travellers without a valid Qatar ID / Qatar Passport. However, Qatari Citizens and Residents can also register online to make their travel smoother.

Ehteraz Pre Travel Registration MOPH Tweet
Source: MOPH Twitter

Advantages of Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration

The Ehteraz pre-travel registration has several advantages:

  • It will ensure that you meet the required conditions and you are authorized to enter Qatar.
  • It will make your check-in and departure process smooth at the point of departure.
  • It will ensure quick completion of entry procedures at Doha airport / point of entry.
  • Travellers with pre-approval will be allowed to use the designated fast-track route and proceed directly to the immigration checkpoint without stopping at the Ministry of Public Health’s counters (only for individuals who meet the criteria) – making it easier and faster to get into the country.

Documents Required for Ehteraz Pre-travel Registration

To apply for Ehteraz travel registration, the following documents are required:

  • Passport copy (for visitors)
  • A valid negative PCR test result available from laboratories approved by the health authorities, taken a maximum of 72 hours before the time of arrival
  • A vaccination certificate issued by the competent authorities in the country departing from (for those who are fully vaccinated and 14 days have passed after the second dose)
  • A COVID-19 recovery certificate issued by the approved health authorities in the country departing from (for those who were recovered within a period not exceeding twelve months)
  • Hotel booking through the Discover Qatar website for those who are subject to hotel quarantine
  • Two-way airline ticket if you are a visitor applying for visa on arrival service

When To Do The Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration

Travellers must apply through the platform no more than 72 hours prior to arrival time and at least 12 hours before making sure to submit the required documents.

For example, if your flight is on 30th July at 10 pm, you should submit the application after 10 pm on 27th July, but before 10 am on 30th July.

How To Do Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration

Below are the steps for travellers to do the pre-travel registration on the Ehteraz website:

Step 1: Go to Ehteraz official website

Change language to English by clicking on the top left

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration Website

Note: You can also reach this page by clicking on the “Pre-Registration System” link on Ehteraz mobile app. Either way, you will be redirected to the same page and the process is the same as below.

Ehteraz-Pre-Travel-Registration Mobile App

Step 2: If you are using the website for the first time, click on “New User Registration”

If you are already registered, go to Step 5 below.

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration Website New User

Step 3: Enter your details on User Registration page

Select your nationality, enter your email and create a password. Click on the “Signup” button.

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration-Website New User Registration Page

Step 4: Activate your account by clicking the email link

You will receive an email with the activation link. Click on the email link to activate your account.

Ehteraz New User Registration Email

Step 5: Go to the login page, enter your email id and password

Enter the captcha code (number shown in the image) and click on the “Login” button.

Ehteraz Website User Login Page

Step 6: On the next page, click on “New Application”

Ehteraz Website Home Page

Step 7: Enter your travel information

Select arrival border, country of departure, arrival date and passenger count (if you are travelling alone, the passenger count will be 1). Enter captcha code and click on “Save & Continue”.

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration Website Steps

Step 8: On the next page, select visitor type and details

If you choose Qatari/Resident option, enter your nationality, QID number and date of birth. Then enter the captcha code and click on the “Retrieve” button.

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration Residents

If you choose the Visitor option, you will have to enter your nationality, visa number, date of birth, full name, passport details and gender. For those applying for a visa on arrival to Qatar, they can skip the visa number field.

You should also give details of vaccination, any recent COVID-19 infection and the countries you have recently visited.

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration Visitors

Step 9: Attach the required documents

  • For residents, you will need a copy of the negative PCR test result, a copy of the vaccination certificate or a hotel reservation (if you are not exempted).
  • For visitors, you will need your passport copy, copy of negative PCR test result, a copy of the vaccination certificate, hotel reservation (if you are not exempted) and flight tickets.

For uploading the documents, jpg, jpeg or pdf attachment extensions are allowed. The attachment size cannot be more than 2 MB per file.

Step 10: Review and save the information

Review the information and make sure it is accurate. Enter the captcha code and click “Save”.

Step 11: On the next page, agree to the terms and conditions and submit the application

Step 12: You will receive a decision within 12 hours

After submitting the application, the traveller may follow up and see the status of the application either it is approved or any other procedures required to get the approval. This can be checked on the website’s home page under the “My applications” option.

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration Check Status

Once the pre-registration is completed, travellers will be provided with information on the procedures that he/she will have to follow and the checkpoints that he/she will have to stop at upon arrival in Qatar.

Time Required for Ehteraz Pre-Travel Approval

As you are required to submit the application at least 12 hours prior to travel, you are supposed to receive a decision in a few hours. It would be safer to apply as soon as you receive the RT-PCR test result.

The decision is taken for each person within the application individually (in the case of the application for more than one person).

An email will be sent to the email address registered in the user account detailing the decisions (exempt from quarantine/hotel or home quarantined required/deficiencies on application).

You can take a printout copy of this pre-travel approval to use during your travel.

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration Fees

No fees are required for this service. Please note travellers who are exempt from hotel quarantine are required to take an RT-PCR test on arrival at Doha airport. This will cost QR 300 per person.

Warning: If a traveller submits fake information or forged documents during pre-registration, the passenger condition will be re-evaluated upon entry to the country, and the prior decision is not taken into account.

Additonal Information

  • Travellers must present their PCR test results and the application approval to the border employee in order to use the Fast-Track service.
  • The data of citizens and residents who have completed the pre-registration on the website will be stored in order to facilitate the process of submitting new applications in the future.
  • For Qatar residents, an exceptional entry permit will not be required if they have valid QID and they have left Qatar within the last 6 months. If the QID has expired or the resident has been out of Qatar for 6 months, they have to apply for an Exceptional Entry Permit.

It is the responsibility of individuals to ensure that they are updated with any changes in the Entry and Return policy of the State of Qatar through the official sources before planning their trip. Please check the MOPH website to see the latest Travel Policy for the State of Qatar.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration

Is Ehteraz pre-travel registration mandatory for all travellers?

Ehteraz pre-travel registration is only mandatory for travellers without a Qatar ID or Qatari passport.

When should I submit my Ehteraz pre-travel registration application?

The application should be completed at least 12 hours before your arrival time, but no more than 72 hours before arrival.

Can I apply for a family member or someone travelling with me?

Yes, it is possible to apply for a family member or someone travelling on the same flight. However, the decision depends on each passenger separately based on the requirements and documents that are submitted.

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  1. Sir, I have new work visa (Project Visa). My ticket on 24th September 2021 early morning to Doha from India. Passport copy, final vaccination certificate and hotel booking are kept ready to upload. Tomorrow 21st evening I will take PCR test and I will upload these documents on 22nd morning after receiving the PCR report. Company given return ticket also. Should I upload the tickets both? Please advise.


    Submitted application yesterday 18th of September. The application has not been approved till now and my flight is at six today. Can i still board? The request is:1639683

  3. Submitted application on September 10th for the flight no QR0529 to Doha on Sep 12th 3.40am. Application has not been approved till now. Desperately waiting for the approval. Please process the application as early as possible to avoid last minute pressure. Please inform of The status of the Request Number : 1486925

  4. Veerasubramanian K

    Hello Sir/ Madam
    We are taking Indigo flight 6E 1724 on Saturday Sep 11 at 6.30 am to Doha. Kindly expedite verification of our documents uploaded and give your approval.
    Thanks so much.

  5. Ho Doha Guides Team,
    My family is travelling to Qatar, we uploaded all the required documents on Ehteraz website yesterday night. Still the application status is “under process”.
    Flight is on 10-09-2012 at 1:15 am.
    What if the application is not approved by that time. Can we still get on board ?
    As already vaccination certificate, Negative pcr test, quarentine hotel booking uploaded to website.

    1. Hey Usama. how long did it take to your approval came out?
      Im traveling in october to Doha and have heard that the approvals are taking more than 48h!

  6. Joseph Ndungu Mwangi

    Am suppose to go back to Qatar on 18th September 2021 can I do pre registration now or am I suppose to register on that date 17th September.


    Entry registration services are very poor promise response either approval or queries within 12hrs but sleep over application for 24 to 48 hrs if you contact them in irritation they will point deficiency which are actually baseless .we suffered mentally physically and financially of their this approach thogh all ie hotel Airways ant entry registration all are govt of qatar deprtment but there is coordination i would advise evry not to go to this country

  8. At airport we are crossing with terrible waiting for visa approval ehteraz sinc 24 hrs has been passed and we have contacted their help line at Doha but did not get any response today flight is qr 605 . The persons on ticketing are helpless and they are telling us they have nothing to do will all due to some technical issues. Qatar airways is one of the reputable airline which could take care of the passengers and they have written on the website VISA on ARRIVAL. Now its 3:25 am and flight time is 4:20 am . We have bookings on hotels and expenses are immense too.
    Now see this matter on prompt bases and do something promptly only 40 mnts are left
    It was stated in the morning and uptil now we are in a stressful situation of not sending approval yet. There is one more issue for pcr test as well it was done on tuesday 1:30 pm and now it has been completed 48hrs at ur site it is written 72 hrs prior but on ticket it mentioned 48hrs
    Very unpredictable situation we are facing
    Kindly see the matter
    This is my daughter to fly to Doha

  9. Dr Shameem ,Indian national and permanent resident in qatar hereby enquiring regarding on family visit for red list countries. 
    I had booked a 10 days hotel quarantine for my wife and 2 kids on 17th September . My wife is fully vaccinated with Covishield but my childrens (6 year old and 1 year old infant) are not vaccinated. 
    I would like to enquire whether my children not being vaccinated will create any issues in their travel from India. Whether they will get ehteraz pre registration approve

    1. Un vaccinated child cannot enter from india… You cannot get approval for your child…once you are going to register in ehtraz’s will ask Covid vaccine certificate for your child after that you can summit then you can approval… But in whole world no where under 10 yrs old child get vaccine… If you have any other way plzz suggest me also… This happened with my colleague..

  10. I’m going to Qatar with work visa for the first time I’m already vaccinated one dose only from Moderna vaccines can I apply In ehteraz only one dose can I still get approval for traveling even I have 10 days hotel booking it’s allowed to get my second dose of vaccines in Qatar ?Thank you

  11. Salam
    I wanted to know that traveler with fully vaccinated with Sinovac both doses, from Pakistan are they allowed to travel to Doha. If yes what are the conditions.
    1. PCR test
    2. 10 days quarantine
    3. PCR test after ten days
    Will be waiting for the answer.

  12. It does not tell me if I need to pre-register if I am a transit passenger, enroute from Dubai to Brisbane (Australia)….can you please clarify?

  13. Hello, I’m Indian Citizen, but living in Malaysia on Dependent Visa since past 12 months. Do I need to register for Ehtraaz app, if I just wish to transit via Doha airport. I have a layover of 9hours at Hammad Airport and my next flight is for Canada. Please help!

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