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Mandatory Health Insurance Scheme



As your health matters, we offer you a health insurance services that protect you against accidents and medical emergency related conditions during your stay in Qatar.

The well-being of the visitors to the State of Qatar is our priority, therefore the Ministry of Public Health has set the necessary regulations to ensure that you receive quality healthcare services if needed.

To achieve the desired goals of your visit to our country, whether for tourism or to learn about our culture and values, or to accomplish some business, obtaining health insurance that you trust and that guarantees you insurance coverage for medical emergency and accidents, will save you time, effort and money, in case the necessity arises.​

Who are the visitors who are required to get insurance?​

Mandatory health insurance is required for visitors who are required to obtain a prior entry visa before reaching the border crossings. A visitor visa will not be granted until the visitor has purchased a visitor's insurance policy.

Visitors who are eligible to obtain a visitor visa on arrival at the border crossings are exempt from obtaining a visitor's insurance policy for the first 30 days from the date of entry to the country. However, if they wish to extend their stay for more than 30 days from the date of entry, they are required to purchase a health insurance policy.

To avoid incurring the cost of health services at public and private health facilities, the Ministry of Public Health advises visitors with on-arrival visas to obtain a health insurance policy that covers emergency and accident services.

It is advisable to keep the health insurance policy and present it to authorities and healthcare providers on demand.

Note: Health insurance does not apply to transit passengers or temporary entry travelers.​​

How To Obtain Visitors’ Health Insurance?​

Visitor insurance is only accepted from national insurance companies registered with the Ministry of Public Health and international insurance companies approved by the ministry. The insurance can be purchased via this link to choose the appropriate insurance company and purchase the insurance policy.​

Upon completion of the purchase of the Policy, you can apply on the website of the Ministry of Interior or through “Metrash" App to obtain/extend your Visit visa.​​

Health Insurance Premium​​

  • The premium for the Mandatory Visitors’ Health Insurance policy is QAR 50 per month.
  • The visitor can purchase additional coverage (Top-ups) as desired provided extra premium determined by the insurance companies.
  • Holders of a Hayya card must obtain health insurance for the remaining period of their Hayya card.​

What Is Covered By The Policy?

  1. ​Emergency medical treatment:
    Up to QAR 150,000 for the policy period and within the State of Qatar. 

  2. Emergency medical assistance with a sub-limit of QAR 35,000, includes:
    Emergency ambulance transportation within the State of Qatar, and where necessary.
    Medical evacuation to the visitor’s country of residence.
  3. COVID-19 and Quarantine:​
    a) Sub-limit up to QAR 50,000. 
    b) Covid-19 treatment for positive ​cases. 
    c) Quarantine expenses (for confirmed cases) are up to QAR 300 per day.  
  4. No waiting period is required under this document. 
  5. Repatriation: In the event of the visitor's death within the State of Qatar, the cost of repatriation is covered up to an amount of QAR 10,000.
  6. No copayment or deductibles required for any covered services as per the terms and conditions stipulated in the visitor's health insurance policy. 

International Health Insurance Policies:​

In addition to the visitors’ health insurance policies issued by insurance companies registered with the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), visitors’ health insurance policies issued by MOPH approved international insuranc​e companies​ are also accepted. The visitor must ensure that the international insurance policy fulfils the acceptance criteria defined by the MOPH, which include:
  1. The geographical coverage must include the State of Qatar.
  2. The policy is valid and cover the period of the full duration of visitor’s stay in the country.
  3. The policy covers emergency and accidents healthcare services with a limit of QAR 150,000, without deductibles or copayments.
  4. The policy covers COVID-19 with a limit of QAR 50,000.

Contact Us​

MOPH Helpline:
  • 16000 – Extension No. (1) Dedicated to health insurance
  • International Number: 0097444069963​
Questions and Answers: FAQs​​​
Health Financing and Insurance Department Home Page: click here​.​​​

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Phone : 44070000
Official Working Hours :
Sunday - Thursday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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