Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Qatar’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

It is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

The FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar from 20 November to 18 December 2022. If you are travelling to attend the tournament, see Qatar World Cup 2022.

Around 21,000 British nationals live in Qatar, and approximately 10,000 visas are issued each year. Most visits are trouble-free.

There is a possibility of an increased threat against Western interests, including against UK citizens. You should remain vigilant, particularly during significant high-profile events and keep up to date with the latest developments, including via the media and this travel advice.

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Qatar. See Terrorism

The land border between Saudi Arabia and Qatar is open and flights from Qatar to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates are operating. This follows a longstanding diplomatic dispute which resolved last year. However there are still no direct flight links with Bahrain.

You can contact the emergency services by calling 999 (police, fire and ambulance).

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British Embassy, Consulate or High Commission.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.