MoI has disclosed it will dedicate a lane to pre-registered vehicles crossing the Abu Samra border
20 Apr 2023News
Days before the Eid Al Fitr celebrations, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced it would reserve a lane for pre-registered vehicles crossing the Abu Samra border.
Officials also recently announced the development of the Hayya platform for visa services across the nation.
In a tweet from yesterday, the MoI stated that registration through Metrash2 is voluntary for citizens and residents. Pre-registration reduces wait times and avoids lines.
"Qatari citizens and residents can take advantage of Pre-Registration Service for Abu Samra Border Crossing in #Metrash2 to complete departure and arrival procedures at Abu Samra border through a fast lane exclusively for pre-registered vehicles," stated the tweet.
Users can access this service by logging onto the Metrash2 app, choosing "Travel Services," and then "Pre-Registration for Abu Samra Border Crossing," and filling out the necessary information, including information about their car, driver, and passengers. The beneficiary will receive an SMS from the ministry upon request confirmation.
Through the Hayya platform on the website or application, visitors can pre-register and take advantage of the same service in the interim. Before entering the designated lane at the Abu Samra border, users must prepare and fill out the necessary data and obtain confirmation that the pre-registration process has been finished.
The conventional border crossing, which consists of 36 checkpoints and 24 passport offices, will continue to function as usual. This service is optional and free.
A special "Eidya" gift package will be given to guests arriving at the Abu Samra border and Hamad International Airport for Eid Al-Fitr 2023, according to a statement from Qatar Tourism.
The project aims to improve tourists' travel experiences and market Qatar as a friendly travel destination.
A children's activity kit, a map of top attractions to give visitors ideas for things to do and see, an Ooredoo SIM card to stay connected, and a booklet with special, exclusive offers from well-known brands and locations in Qatar are all reportedly included in the package.
The General Authority of Customs (GAC) said that during the Eid Al Fitr celebrations, it handled 62,628 vehicles entering and leaving Qatar through Abu Samra.
The crossing has top-notch X-ray inspection tools installed to guarantee the quick and easy movement of people and commercial cargo.