Over 60,000 vehicles crossed Abu Samra border during Eid

Doha: According to the General Authority of Customs monthly bulletin, the Abu Samra border served 62,628 vehicles entering and leaving Qatar during the Eid Al Fitr celebrations.

In the bulletin, Yousef Ahmad Alhammadi, Deputy Director of Land Customs Administration at the GAC, said, “Customs and the Abu Samra Port Standing Committee work in the same port. The objective is to maintain continuous cooperation and coordination between them and other authorities to ensure the progress of work and facilitate procedures at the Port.

“The port witnessed a large movement of travelers during the Eid Al Fitr holiday – 62,628 vehicles entered and left the country.” GAC Land Customs Administration is one of the important ports in the country that specializes in facilitating the entry of travelers and commercial and personal shipments through the land port of the country.

Last year, around 17,000 passengers and 6,300 vehicles crossed the Abu Samra border, according to customs officials. Trade and travel between Qatar and Saudi Arabia by land resumed in early 2021 after Al Ula’s declaration. The customs official also urged travelers to register the customs declaration online to facilitate a quick and easy procedure at the port.

Furthermore, he noted that the GAC is equipped with world-class X-ray inspection devices to ensure the smooth and efficient flow of passengers and commercial cargo.

Last month, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced that people coming to Qatar through the Abu Samra border can now avail the required insurance policy online.

In a statement posted on social media, the Ministry of Interior said that “to simplify the procedures for those traveling to the State of Qatar through the Abu Samra border in their vehicles, they can now obtain the insurance policy required online via the Qatari Unified Bureau Insurance (QUBI) website.”

Although online application saves more time, insurance policies will still be issued at border counters if the traveler wishes to obtain it manually, the Home Office said.

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