Qatar Visa Update

The Qatar Embassy in South Africa is not aware of the visa waiver for South African travellers and advises them to still go through the usual channels for visas when flying to Qatar.
A spokesperson for the Qatar Embassy says they have not been informed of the visa waiver, and if it is a deal with the airline, passengers must organise it with the airline.
Meantime, travellers should apply for visas before they travel if they do not have a hotel booked. To be eligible for a visa on arrival, travellers must be booked into a four- or five-star hotel, have a return or ongoing ticket, $1 500 (R20 150) in their bank account, a passport that is valid for at least six months and pay 100 Qatari Rial (R369).