Traveling to Qatar

Last updated: 03/28/2022

Qatar Travel Insurance Requirements

As of May 2022, all foreign visitors are required to have a medical insurance policy that is valid in Qatar in order to gain entry into the country. The policy must be effective for the duration of their stay.

Squaremouth’s Travel Insurance Recommendations

Qatar does not require a specific amount of health insurance – the only requirement is that it must be valid for the entire duration of the trip. Regardless, Squaremouth recommends a policy with at least $50,000 in Emergency Medical coverage and $100,000 in Medical Evacuation coverage. This is in line with Squaremouth’s general international medical recommendations, due to the potential for high medical expenses overseas.

Emergency Medical coverage can offer reimbursement for expenses due to an unforeseen illness or injury. Covid-19 treatment can also be covered under most policies. The Medical Evacuation benefit can provide reimbursement for costs associated with transportation for a traveler to get to the nearest adequate medical facility.

Travelers visiting Qatar may have extensive travel arrangements, pre-paid trips costs, and non-refundable expenses, such as airfare, accommodations, tours, sports tickets, or excursions. For these travelers, Squaremouth recommends a comprehensive plan that offers the Trip Cancellation benefit. This benefit can reimburse up to 100% of these prepaid and non-refundable insured trip costs if a traveler has to cancel for a covered reason.

The most common covered reasons typically include contracting Covid-19 or another unforeseen illness, an injury, inclement weather, or terrorism.

Policies with Trip Cancellation are comprehensive. This means these policies often include coverage for other major traveler concerns, such as delayed baggage, missed connections, or a trip that gets interrupted after the departure.

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Qatar Travel Insurance Trends and Data

Qatar is an Arabian peninsula surrounded on three sides by the Persian Gulf. It also boasts miles of sand dunes. The capital, Doha, is famous for its ultra-modern architecture and impressive skyscrapers. Qatar is also home to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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Destination Rank: 125

Percentage of Squaremouth Sales: 0.03%

Average Premium: $448.14

Average Trip Cost: $6,127.39

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