Rules of concern to citizens

Information and guidance to Qatari citizens

  1. Travellers to Australia should obtain the necessary entry visa (before traveling to Australia) - from Australian Embassies worldwide or via the internet
  2. Ensure that passports are valid for a period not less than six months, before traveling to Australia.
  3. Please register your personal and contact details using the Ministry web link: to enable the embassy to contact you when necessary.
  4. Please abide by local regulations and laws of the country you are visiting and by the terms of travel and global aviation regulations, adhering to all safety procedures at airports, and avoid carrying prohibited items.
  5. Keep official documents (passports and airline tickets) and valuable personal items  secured at all times.
  6. Avoid pawining passports or identity cards to any person or party, under any circumstance.
  7. It is advisable not to carry large sums of cash while travelling around, if you can instead use credit cards/traveller cheques.
  8. Keep the Embassy’s emergency telephone numbers handy to ask for assistance when it is needed (contact us).
  9. Only drive vehicles that have comprehensive insurance cover against risks. Be aware that, in Australia is illegal to drive uninsured vehicles.
  10. Be aware of the traffic laws for every state and country you visit, and abide by them.
  11. In the case of an emergency or accident, contact the police or ambulance on the number 000 from any phone in Australia.
  12. Australian quarantine authority prevents specific types of food, wood, plants and other items from entering into Australia. Passengers must declare the content of their personal luggage if it contains food items, animal products, medications, herbs or biological materials (before arriving in Australia).
  13. All incoming travellers to Australia must complete an Incoming Passenger Card which is considered a legal declaration to be handed with the passport to the customs officers on arrival. See sample of Incoming Passengers Card
  14.  income passanger card

  15. Australian Border Protection authorities also prevent entry of firearms, ammunition, batons and electric stuns. Please be informed about the articles that may not be brought into Australia, as well as materials that cannot be shipped during your journey see link:
  16. Travellers may to bring cash to Australia, provided that the amount be declared if it is $10,000 or more in Australian dollars, or equivalent foreign currency.
  17. TRavellers requiring medication should obtain a Doctor’s letter stating who the medication is for, what it is, dosage, and ensure medication is in original packaging. Arrange sufficient supply of medication to meet your personal medical needs for a maximum of 3 months. Please check that the medicine is legal for use in Australia according to the link:
  18. Incoming passengers may be questioned by the Customs and Border Protection officers at any time. Dogs may be used to detect prohibited drugs and steroids or any other restricted substances. Additionally to personal luggage, portable electronic devices such as personal computers and mobile telephones may be subject to search as part of a random sample to make sure they are free from illegal substances.It is advised to cooperate.
  19. DON'T carry goods that belong to other travellers.
  20. Please do not bring pirated and counterfeit goods and merchandise. Copyright piracy and trade mark counterfeiting are illegal and will not be allowed entry into Australia. In some circumstances they can be taken away and you may be subject to civil litigation or criminal prosecution.
  21. Australian quarantine and Border Protection’s laws and regulations are strict. Any travellers to Australia found in violation of the local laws may be subject to visa cancelation, pay hefty fines or appear in court. To learn more about Australian Quarantine and what not to bring follw the link:
  22. If investigated or detained by the Australian authorities, citizens are advised to contact the Embassy of Qatar immediately on +61 26152888 or the emergency contact numbers (emergency contacts) and request a lawyer. It is advised not to sign any documents or statements without your lawyer’s advice.