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Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) Scheme Update

Published 12 April 2024

The ETA will open for Qatari applicants from the below countries from 1st February 2024:

  • Bahrain
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • the United Arab Emirates
  • Saudi Arabia

Applications from Qatari nationals opened on 25th October 2023.

The Home Office will be running multiple ETA Information Events in February on subjects that are bespoke to Jordan and the Gulf Region, as well as their bi-weekly ETA Information Events.

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What is the ETA Scheme?

The ETA Scheme is part of the UK Government’s transformation and digitisation of the UK border – it’s an individual’s digital permission to travel.

In line with the approaches of other countries, the ETA Scheme aims to enhance security and in time transform the experience for legitimate travellers into the UK.

Who is the ETA Scheme for?

The ETA Scheme is open to Qatari nationals, who require an ETA to travel to the UK on or after 15th November 2023.

The ETA Scheme applies to visitors to the UK who don’t need a Visa for stays of less than six months, or who don’t have a valid UK immigration status before travelling.

How much does an ETA cost?

An ETA costs £10.

This permits multiple journeys to the UK over a two-year period or until the holder’s passport expires – whichever is sooner.

If you’re planning on visiting the UK and need guidance on whether the ETA is for you, speak to the experts at Five Star.

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