How To Do Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration For Qatar (2022)

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 and other relevant data to avoid hassle and long queues at the airport.

16 MARCH 2022 UPDATE: GCC and European Union (EU) nationals and residents who meet the immunity criteria, can use the authorized health information app for COVID-19 from their country and will not need to complete the Ehteraz pre-travel registration.

2 DECEMBER 2021 UPDATE: As per the latest guidelines on the MOPH website, non-residents of Qatar must apply through the Ehteraz website and upload all relevant documents such as vaccine certificates at least 3 days before arrival.

As per the new update, PCR test result is no longer required during the Ehteraz pre-registration process. Instead, travellers must present the original copy of the PCR test result to the airlines in order to allow them to board the plane, or at the country’s ports.

According to MOPH, all visitors will be required to download all official documents and present the Ehteraz 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.

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 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
  • Hotel booking (for the entire duration) through the Discover Qatar website for Indian, Pakistani and Iranian nationals applying for visa on arrival with effect from 14 April 2022.

NOTE: All visitors (except GCC & EU nationals and residents*) should also have a negative result of an RT-PCR test done within 48 hours of boarding the flight. However, as per the new rules, this need not be uploaded during Ehteraz pre-registration. Instead, the original test result should be presented during check-in at the airport or during entry at other borders.

*16 March 2022 Update

When To Do The Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration

Travellers must apply through the Ehteraz platform at least 3 days before arrival* to Qatar and make sure to submit the required documents.

However, the system may not accept applications if your travel date is after 7 days. So it is ideal to apply 6-7 days before travel.

*2 December 2021 Update

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

Step 2: Go to Pre-entry Registration, Click on “Register new request” button

This is a recent update to the page. You can find this section on the left side in maroon colour.

Ehteraz Pre Travel Registration Home Screen

It will take you to this page:

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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: On the next page, click on “New Application”

Ehteraz Website Home Page

Step 8: 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 9: 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 10: Attach the required documents

  • For residents, you will need a copy of the vaccination certificate or a hotel reservation (if you are not exempted). Vaccination certificate is not needed if vaccinated inside Qatar.
  • For visitors, you will need your passport copy, a copy of the vaccination certificate, hotel reservation (if you are not exempted) and flight tickets.

13 MARCH 2022 UPDATE: Credit card or debit card with three months bank statement is required to be uploaded if you are applying for a visa on arrival from countries like India, Pakistan etc. The balance should be a minimum of QR 5000. QR 5000 cash is not accepted anymore.

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

Step 11: Review and save the information

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

Step 12: On the next page, agree to the terms and conditions and submit the application

Step 13: You will receive a decision by email

After submitting the application, the traveller may follow up and see the status of the application whether 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 they will have to follow and the checkpoints that they will have to stop at upon arrival in Qatar.

Time Required for Ehteraz Pre-Travel Approval

Since now you are required to submit the application at least 3 days prior to travel, you are supposed to receive a decision within 1-3 days.

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.

For residents who are vaccinated from Qatar & exempt from quarantine, this approval will be automatic and can be downloaded immediately.

Ehteraz Helpline

For enquiries, you can contact MOPH Helpline on 16000 (Inside the State of Qatar) or +974 4406 9963 (Outside the State of Qatar). For technical assistance, you can contact 109 (Inside the State of Qatar) or +974 4406 9999 (Outside the State of Qatar). You can also contact via email: [email protected]

Ehteraz Pre-Travel Registration Fees

This is a free service and does not require any fees.

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 RT-PCR test results and the application approval to the border employee.
  • 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 resident has been out of Qatar for 6 months, they have to apply for a Return 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.

READ NEXT: Qatar Quarantine Rules: Complete Guide

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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 3 days before your arrival in Qatar.

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. I have question about transit of Doha Airport. I will travel from Tokio to Doha and then to Kyiv. Is it required to fill up this form for me, I’m a seaman travelling to home.

  2. Good evening, I am curious about if people are coming from a country that’s kids under 18 are not vaccined yet. It okay right?

  3. Good morning sir
    Yesterday evening I did the pre registration for EHTERAZ until now it’s showing under process
    Today is my flight at night 10 PM
    Can you please help me to know how long will it take for approval

  4. Shereen Drummond

    Hi !
    I’m a resident of Qatar and I’m returning to Doha after my vacation; my sister is a visitor who is traveling to Doha with me from India.

    My pre-registration on Ehteraz is approved but her’s is still pending since she’s a visitor.

    Our flight is tomorrow – 08-January-2022 at 8:00 pm (India time).
    Please can you help if my sister’s application will be approved before our flight ? We updated the documents yesterday with RTPCR results on 06-January-1022 at 10:00 pm India time.

    Her Ehteraz application number is 3622735.

    Hoping for your quick response.

    Thank you !

      1. I have applied since Sunday (6 Feb) but haven’t received news until now. My flight is on Saturday (12 Feb). What should I do ?

      2. Hi,
        I have applied this since Sunday (6 Feb) – but yet to receive update until today (10 Feb) – my flight will be on 12 Feb. What should I do ?

  5. Hi, Let me know is it possible to exit Qatar and come back by on arrival visa(visa change flight). As there is an option salam Air providing to go Oman and come back Qatar by transit.
    Please let me know documents for this purpose. There is no immigration in Oman, we just transit through and coming back to Qatar.

  6. It’s a shitty website. I’m not able to attach the documents. The “Add” button for uploading the documents has been disabled.
    Can anyone please help.

  7. Hi, we tried several Times to register, but we never got the link which is nessasary to do so. We tried to get in contact with qatar embassy Berlin or consulat General in Munich in this matter. No replay, therefore we hat to cancel Our trip to Doha. At least I send an E Mail to qatar minestry of health but also no repley.


    Hi, i would like to bring my wife and daughter to qatar by on arrival visa , is that possible to travel non vaccinated daughter with full vaccinated mother , daughter 2 years old only ..!

  9. Hi,

    I just want to clarify something about ETA/e-Visas because it’s hard to find concrete details everywhere in the net.

    I am a Filipino citizen (Philippines), who is currently a permanent resident in France since 2015.

    I wish to go there in Doha, Qatar as a tourist. As per in the Qatar website, I would only need an ETA; however, clicking through links to apply for ETA online, it always say “Under the instructions of the Ministry of Public Health, entry to the State of Qatar for all foreign nationals are temporarily suspended. Hence our visa services will remain suspended till further instructions.”

    How do I get an ETA? Are tourists not allowed at the moment in Qatar?

    I had signed up in Ehteraz, and I was approved. Is the Etheraz approval equal to ETA?


    1. Hi Rizi, The tourist visa is still not open, but tourists can come on a family visit visa or visa on arrival. ETA service is currently suspended. Most nationalities that required ETA can get a visa on arrival, but unfortunately, the Philippines is not on the list. You can call the government helpline on +974-44069999 to check what are your options.

  10. Looks like if you have Qatari resident permit card than your entry permit application gets approved automatically (instantly). If you are a visitor than it will go UNDER PROCESS. Some people get a response with in 24 hours but some may take longer with no way of knowing if you will be approved before your check-in at the airport.

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Yes, you are right. Nowadays you have the option to apply as early as 7 days before travel (without PCR result). This will give more time for approval and less tension.

  11. Am traveling to qatar on 25 /12/2021. On arriaval. And i took the vaccone on 10/12/2021. Am i eligible for two days quarentine or o have to tale 7 days quarentine

    1. Doha Guides Team

      Hi Afsal, If this was your second dose, you are eligible for 2 days quarantine. You would be considered fully vaccinated as 14 days have passed after your second dose.

  12. Ehteraz is the worst service ever I have seen for countries. I applied 3 days before travel for family and it was under process and we missed the flight and when I am eligible for visa free entry. All documents were uploaded.
    The contact center is useless and they can just create complain tkt. No way to contact with the folks approving Pre registeration. No Transparency, No Responsibility.
    Qatar immigration has created a system and they cant manage it.

    1. Muhammad Haseeb Shafiq

      Hi, I am traveling from Philadelphia Airport USA to Doha, We are 6 passengers. 2 Adults(me & my wife) 4 children ages 7,5,2,1) everyone is visitor. Do we need separate applications or one application on Ehteraz? RT-PCR COVID Test need to be add for Pre- Registration? Pre- Registration will allow me to board on plane ot i have to wait for approval? Usually test took 24 to 48hrs to get results. I’ll get Ehteraz approval before my flight if i upload PCR Test before 24hrs for Ehteraz??So many people missed their flight because they didn’t got approval before flight.

      1. prathik t Shriyan

        Hello as per new update pcr test is not required to upload for etheraz pre registration but original pcr test report should be shown to airline while boarding also you have to register 3 days before arrival your passport copy vaccination certificate hotel booking confirmation and flight details are required to upload

      2. Doha Guides Team

        Hi Muhammad, As per the new rules RT-PCR Test result is not required for Ehteraz pre-registration. You can do registration up to 7 days before travel. Note that RT-PCR result as to be shown at the time of check-in.

  13. The new update says that we need to apply atleast 3 days prior to the travel date on Pre-travel Registration & copy of RT-PCR need not to be uploaded.

    But unfortunately, Pre-travel-Registration is asking for RT-PCR test results.
    Someone from my side is travelling tommorow .
    Please tell me what to do?

  14. I have pre-registered on ehteraz site and sent to approval the application this morning The flight is tomorrow evening at 6 p.m.
    What can I do so that i could the approval until the plane departs?
    Could you please help me?

  15. good day,

    i have question about the Pre registration of ehteraz at least 3days prior to travel and Rt PCR test should be done within 72hrs of arrival because in ehteraz pre registration i need to upload the negative result of rt Pcr test but the result will be release before the day of my flight and i cannot register 3days before arrival thank you for understanding i hope you can help me

    1. Hi Michael, As per the new rule, RT PCR is not required for Ehteraz travel registration. You have to show RT PCR during check-in only.

  16. Hi, I missed my flight from Dubai to Doha, because my travel permit have not been approved, I applied it yesterday evening and morning was my flight. But still not get approved and I missed my flight today .how long does it take to approve it.

  17. I’m a resident of qatar and I’m bringing my mom n sister who are vaccinated by arrival visa wanted to check if my sister brings his 4 year old child with her. Will it be approved or not and ethraz will approve without vaccine. Since so far there is no vaccine for a 4 year old child. Please advise me as soon as possible with this information since I tried to contact moi n embassy but nobody is giving accurate information.

      1. Hello sir I have applied for ehteraz pre registration but till now it’s not approved any contact number to contact them please send me

  18. Hi, do I need to per register if I transit through Hamad airport. I have a flight to Doha and then I have a new flight 2 hours later from Doha to my end destination. So I will just stay at the airport while waiting 2 hours. Both flights are Qatar airways

      1. Done my EHTERAZ Approval as a Resident for a smooth arrival process in Qatar. Almost 48 hours since I submitted it. Yet to receive any reply/Approval.

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