Here you will find important tips and useful information for Katar / Qatar.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Katar - Rial QAR
Currency exchange rate
QAR 100 = ~ CHF 28.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ QAR 3.57 (07/2020)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
+ 3 h / + 2 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220/240 volt / adapter required
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket an proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 1 month.
A single extension for an additional period of 30 days is possible.
Kuwait, Block 2, Street 1, House No 122
Tel.: +965 25 34 01 72 / +965 25 34 01 73 / +965 25 34 01 74 / +965 25 34 01 75
7.30 – 13.00 h (Sun - Thu)
8.00 – 12.00 h und 14.00 – 20.00 h (Sun - Thu)
Holders of an international driver's license can rent a car for up to seven days. Qatari authorities have zero tolerance for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.
Minimum age for car rentals: 23 (varies by rental company).
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
In view of the continued tensions and events in many countries of the near and middle east, visitors to Qatar should behave modestly in public, respect the religious, cultural, and social traditions of Qatar, and avoid potential demonstrations or protest rallies.
Special legal regulations
Alcohol is only served in licensed bars and restaurants. Private import is prohibited and is strictly controlled by airport authorities.
Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).
Qatar is a Moslem Country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.
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