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Essential Health Insurance Scheme

Visitors travelling to Qatar may be required to have a visitor’s health insurance policy which will protect you during your stay in Qatar, as a part of the Visa application process.

For more information on how to obtain a visitor’s health insurance please visit Ministry of Public Health - Mandatory Health Insurance Scheme ( or the VisitQatar Health Insurance page

Nationwide strike in Germany affecting Qatar Airways and Deutsche Bahn codeshare bookings

Qatar Airways passengers should be aware of nationwide strikes in Germany from Wednesday the 24th till Monday the 29th of January 2024.  This will affect Rail and Deutsche Bahn codeshare bookings and passengers have been advised by Deutsche Bahn to postpone their journeys if possible.  

Deutsche Bahn has a replacement timetable for long-distance transport with a greatly reduced number of journeys, however this does not guarantee a journey.


Please visit the Deutsche Bahn website for more information:

Passengers flying from BGW and BSR are prohibited to carry power banks

Qatar Airways announces that passengers flying from Bagdad International Airport (BGW) and Basra International Airport (BRS) are prohibited to carry power banks in their carry-on baggage.

Announcing a terminal change at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Starting 14 November 2023, all flights to and from Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will operate at Midfield Terminal A.

QR flight 890 to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport to arrive at Terminal 4 from 1st April

Qatar Airways flight QR 890 from Hamad International Airport (DOH) to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) to arrive at Terminal 4 starting from the 1st April. 

QR flights and Khartoum International Airport closure

Qatar Airways will not currently operate flights from Doha-Khartoum and Khartoum-Doha due to the closure of Khartoum International Airport and the airspace. Passengers are being advised and we are currently monitoring the situation closely for any future developments.

Changes to Check-In and Boarding

Qatar Airways kindly requests passengers to arrive at least three and a half hours before their flight. There may be delays at the airport due to extra check-in procedures. Arriving early will ensure you have plenty of time to check-in safely and make your way to your gate.


  • Passengers travelling from London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Istanbul Airport (IST), Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW), Tehran (IKA) Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN) and India should arrive at least four hours before the flight to complete check-in procedures.
  • Passengers travelling from Lagos (LOS) should arrive at least five hours before the flight to complete check-in procedures.
  • Due to construction works taking place at Houston Airport (IAH) Terminals, passengers should arrive at least four hours prior to departure to check-in counters in Terminal D.
  • Qatar Airways passengers flying from Algiers International Airport (ALG) can now check-in four and a half hours before their scheduled flight departure and the check-in counters will close an hour and a half prior to scheduled flight departures. 
Effective 20 June 2024, Qatar Airways moves operations in Goa from GOI to the new GOX in North Goa

Qatar Airways announces its operations transfer from the current Dabolim Airport (GOI) in South Goa, India, to the new Manohar International Airport (GOX) located in the North Goa district, effective 20 June, 2024. This route will be served with the same schedule of direct daily flights operated on an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 787.