My wife and I are flying from Australia to Georgia and we have 1 stop in Doha. We're taking some alcohol with us; but my wife panicked and asked me if it's illegal to have alcohol anywhere in the bags or luggage.

I know that its a neutral zone once you are only in the airport and not leave.


If you are transferring i.e. not arriving or departing from Hamad Intl. Airport; you are allowed to carry alcohol with you. The limit is 5 ltr. per person.

You will not be allowed to leave the airport with the alcohol.

Please read

As a transfer passenger you may carry alcoholic beverages in your baggage. However these must be packed in containers of less than 5 litres.

Please note if you intend to exit the airport and visit Qatar before continuing your journey, then alcoholic beverages cannot be brought into the country under any circumstances. These will be confiscated and you won’t be able to retrieve them at any time.

If you’re travelling to Australia and have purchased alcoholic beverages or cosmetics from an airport other than Hamad International Airport, then these will be confiscated at your onward flight’s boarding gate. This procedure is in accordance with Australian regulations.

source : http://dohahamadairport.com/airport-guide/at-the-airport/security-customs

So you're allowed a total of 10 liters of the beverage (5 you, 5 your wife) during transit.

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    It says the containers must be less than 5l. It doesn't say anything about how much you're allowed to carry on that page. – Berwyn Jul 21 '16 at 5:52

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