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Qatar is waiving visas for visitors from 80 countries

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Isolated by neighbors for two months, Qatar is opening its borders. Tourists from 80 nations are now allowed to enter the country without visas.

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Back in June, Saudi Arabia and other nations started a boycott against Qatar. They cut diplomatic, trade, and transport links with the small Gulf country.

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Tourism, which represented about 5% of Qatar’s GDP in 2015, was hit hard. The four Arab nations cancelled flights and stopped citizens from visiting the country.

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Now Qatar is trying to attract tourists by waiving visas, including for visitors from the US, the UK, India, Russia, China, and some European countries.

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Travelers only need to bring their passport and can stay from one to three months depending on their nationality. The full list of countries can be seen here.

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