International Flights: Air Bubble Agreement Between India And Qatar Extended Till July 2021


The Indian Embassy in Doha, Qatar informed that the air bubble agreement between both countries has now been extended till the end of July 2021.

“The Air Bubble Arrangement between India and Qatar extended for July 2021. The flights have resumed under this arrangement. Thank Civil aviation authorities and airlines on both sides for their continued cooperation in providing the requisite air connectivity,” Indian Embassy tweeted.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation, India, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Qatar have finalized the air bubble between India and Qatar which starts last year August 18.

Must Read: Guidelines For Passengers Traveling To Doha, Qatar


Who Can Travel To Qatar From India?

  1. Passengers Holding Permanent Residency.
  2. Residents arriving in Doha holding the Exceptional Return Permit.
  3. Visitors with personal visit visas issued by the Ministry of Interior
  4. Nationals of India/ Nepal/ Bhutan destined for Qatar/ Africa/ South America only and holding a valid visa for the destination country.
  5. Qatari Nationals, their spouses, their children.
  6. Companions of Qatari citizens/ GCC citizens traveling on the same flights with their Qatari sponsor/ GCC sponsor/ first degree relative sponsor/ sponsored by Qatari owner of a private business in Qatar and holding a valid Qatari Residency Permit.
  7. Companions of the GCC citizens traveling to the State of Qatar will be granted immediate entry visas upon arrival after Payment of the applicable visa fees (QAR 100).

Companions must be “house workers” or other related occupation and their travel document should be valid for a period not less than the validity of the entry visa. The GCC country residency permit of the companion should be valid for at least six months.

Returning Resident Permit holders of Qatar and visitors with personal visit visas issued by the Ministry of Interior can travel only after obtaining an Exceptional Entry Permit per passenger to Return from Qatar Government Portal.

Non-Qatari passengers are exempted from the exceptional entry permit if they are sponsored by a Qatari Company and the owner of the company (Qatari) is traveling with them to Doha on the same flight.

Passengers traveling on flights from India to Qatar should be destined for Qatar or any country in South America or Africa only.


Passenger Category Permitted to travel from Qatar to India:

  • Nationals of India/ Nepal/ Bhutan stranded in Qatar/ Africa/ South America.
  • All Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders and Person of Indian origin (PIO) cardholders holding passports of any country.
  • Qatari nationals and nationals from Africa/ South America (including dependent with the appropriate category of dependent visa) intending to visit India for any purpose except tourist visa.
  • Returning Resident Permit holders of Qatar and visitors with personal visit visas issued by the Ministry of Interior can travel only after obtaining an Exceptional Entry Permit to Return from Qatar Government Portal.

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