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UK abolishes Qatar visa requirements from 2023-Doha News

GCC citizens will soon be able to enjoy their trip to the UK without the hassle of obtaining a visa.

Qatar and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries England From 2023, without a visa, the government of the country announced.

Starting next year, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain will transition when the UK’s new Electronic Travel Permit (ETA) scheme is launched.

“This move means that the Gulf countries will be one of the first countries in the world to benefit from ETA and visa-free travel to the United Kingdom,” said Britain’s Interior Minister Priti Patel.

“Our top priority is to secure the border with the UK. By starting ETA, anyone who wants to travel to the UK can get permission before the trip and deny those who pose a threat. Will be. “

A key element of the UK Government’s plan to build a fully digital border by the end of 2025 is the all-new ETA scheme. Reportedly, this applies primarily to travelers passing through the UK, or short-term travelers who do not currently need a visa or do not have another UK visa.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, the application process is “easy” and the program “acts as an additional security measure that allows the government to stop the invasion of threats into the UK while providing early warranty to individuals. About their travel ability. “

Authorities emphasized that those who have obtained ETA can use ETA several times over a long period of time. This makes traveling from GCC countries to the United Kingdom more affordable and efficient.

In 2014, the UK Home Office launched a new visa exemption system for travelers from Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Kuwait. This has made it easy for millions of people to visit Britain for years, making it one of the most popular destinations for the people of the Gulf countries.

Travelers from the Gulf will continue to have an electronic visa exemption that allows them to complete an online exemption for each trip to the UK until the introduction of ETA in 2023.

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