the view of Doha, Qatar from an airplane window

Despite the fact that Trump is banning citizens of multiple countries from entering the US, the rest of the world is managing to stay welcoming. In particular, we're talking about Qatar, who just very recently granted visa-free entry into their country to citizens of 80 different countries. 

A brave act that will hopefully have a positive effect on Qatar's tourism industry and economy, it goes to show that friendly hospitality and grudge-free travel can still exist. As for visitors, the Middle Eastern country is a beautiful place to visit, with a lengthy shoreline along the Persian Gulf, an arid desert, and plenty of beaches and dunes to explore. Venture to the country's capital, Doha, and you can also stand beneath awe-inspiring skyscrapers and soak up ultramodern architecture. 

According to a press release by Qatar Airways "Nationals of the following 33 countries will not require prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival in Qatar. The waiver will be valid for 180 days from the date of issuance and entitle its holder to spend up to 90 days in Qatar, during either a single trip or on multiple trips."

1. Austria
2. Bahamas
3. Belgium
4. Bulgaria
5. Croatia
6. Cyprus
7. Czech Republic
8. Denmark
9. Estonia
10. Finland
11.  France
12. Germany
13. Greece
14. Hungary
15. Iceland
16. Italy
17. Latvia
18. Liechtenstein
19. Lithuania
20. Luxembourg
21. Malta
22. Netherlands
23. Norway
24. Poland
25. Portugal
26. Romania
27. Seychelles
28. Slovakia
29. Slovenia
30. Spain
31. Sweden
32. Switzerland
33. Turkey

 
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And while you'll notice The UK, Canada, and the US aren't included in the above, they do receive visa-free entry as well — simply for a shorter timespan. The press release goes on to say "Nationals of the following 47 countries will not require prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa waiver upon arrival in Qatar. The waiver will be valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and entitle its holder to spend up to 30 days in Qatar, during either a single trip or on multiple trips. This waiver may be extended for a further 30 days."

1. Andorra
2. Argentina
3. Australia
4. Belarus
5. Bolivia
6. Brazil
7. Brunei
8. Canada
9. Chile
10. China
11. Colombia
12. Ecuador
13. Panama
14. Costa Rica
15. Georgia
16. Guyana
17. Hong Kong
18. India
19. Indonesia
20. Ireland
21. Japan
22. Kazakhstan
23. Lebanon 
24. Azerbaijan  
25. Macedonia
26. Malaysia
27. Maldives
28. Mexico
29. Moldova
30. Monaco
31. New Zealand
32. Paraguay
33. Peru
34. Russia
35. San Marino
36. Singapore
37. South Africa
38. South Korea
39. Suriname
40. Cuba
41. Thailand
42. Ukraine
43. United Kingdom
44. United States
45. Uruguay
46. Vatican City
47. Venezuela

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